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Southampton Solent University’s new sports building will be ‘enormous asset to city’, says JLL

Universities across Solent region investing in improvements to remain competitive


​SOUTHAMPTON, July 31 2017– Work on a brand new sports building at Southampton Solent University’s city centre campus is set to start after being given the go ahead by the city council’s planning panel.

David RamsayDavid Ramsay, director in planning and development at property consultancy JLL in Southampton, which advised on the planning application for the sports building, said:

“This brand new, purpose-built sports building will be an enormous asset to the university and the wider city. These state-of-the-art facilities will attract students both from across the UK and overseas, boosting the university’s profile and resulting in a positive economic impact on the local area. There are few sports centres in the region of this calibre and, with its eye-catching appearance, it looks set to become a landmark building, certainly for the university campus, if not for the city itself.

“In an increasingly competitive higher education sector, we are seeing universities across the Solent region and indeed other parts of the UK investing significantly in improving their campuses and learning facilities to ensure they remain innovative and ahead of the game to attract the students they need.”