Heart of Worcestershire College has teamed up with Freedom Leisure and Worcester City Council to develop new sports facilities exclusively for our students at Perdiswell Leisure Club. Facilities include: fitness studios, football pitch and bespoke teaching classrooms.
Our Sport students will be using the state-of-the-art facilities for their lessons, enjoying a modern, bespoke learning environment. Furthermore, our students will have the opportunity to undertake work placements within Freedom Leisure, giving them the best chance to develop their skills and become ready for employment in the sports and leisure industry.
Perdiswell Leisure Centre opened in January 2017 after a £10.5 million refurbishment and extension. The refurbishment of the leisure centre began in early 2016 and is comprised of a large fitness gym with 110-120 stations, a Spin studio with 25 bikes, a new 8-court sports hall with seats for 100 spectators and three separate fitness studios as well as two teaching rooms and a new entrance.
At the centre of the new refurbishment is the main eight lane 25m x 17m swimming pool with seating for 284 spectators and 118 poolside seats for swimmers. Built by Buckingham Swimming Pools, the pool has a depth of 1-2 metres and is designed to competition standards in order to attract a range of users from casual swimmers to Olympic and Paralympic champions.
As well as the main pool, the pool hall also has an 18m x 10m teaching pool which features a movable floor for increased flexibility for swimmers of all ages and abilities. The Changing Village, a state-of-the-art changing area, has single, double and family cubicles including facilities for those with disabilities and those with carers. The Changing Village can house up to 104 users and has 135 lockers available.