Loughborough University, Elite Athlete Centre & Hotel

Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, was commissioned by Loughborough University to provide employers agent and cost management services from inception to completion on the £7.8m Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel.

Loughborough University wanted to provide athlete accommodation and nutritional facilities, taking into consideration the requirements of the Sports Development Centre and UK Sport.

Delivered on time and within budget, The Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel is the first and only hotel in the UK designed for athletes, incorporating purpose-built accommodation, altitude living and nutritional facilities. Containing 44 twin en-suite rooms, including 20 altitude bedrooms that simulate conditions of up to 5000m, the equivalent of Everest base camp, allowing occupants to live and sleep in optimum training environments adopting “sleep high, train low” approach.

“This is a very innovative and important development for the University. We have a long-standing relationship with the University and this flagship development has allowed us to continue that journey of delivering successful schemes together. said Tom Wallbank, account director for Loughborough University at SNC-Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business. He added "Faithful+Gould is also managing the development of an additional 617 new student beds across 10 blocks at Loughborough University. All 10 blocks will be completed in June 2019 ready for September 2019 student occupation.”

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