Play in the public realm
Making public spaces family friendly will make them more attractive to all and help boost our city centres, says Paul Collings, MD of Timberplay.
£20m sports centre opens at University of Stirling
Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence has opened a new £20m sports complex, which integrates its existing facilities with a host of brand new features.
St Sidwell’s Point
Due to open this year, St Sidwell’s Point will be the first leisure facility in the UK built to the super energy efficient Passivhaus standard.
Oxford University's 'self changing' smart sports floor
The futuristic floor is part of Oxford University’s new multi-million pound Acer Nethercott sports centre built by Beard. It is part of a major redesign of the university’s sports facilities on the historic Iffley Road track where Sir Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile.
Women's football aiming for excellent
This exciting new £70m development is the next step on an exciting journey to develop the women’s game. It will support the realisation of the FA’s Game Plan for Growth; a strategy to grow participation in women’s and girls’ football, creating a sustainable and successful high performance system to ensure England teams compete with distinction on the world stage at every age group.
Mind games -physical activity & mental health
Physical activity can significantly improve mental wellbeing. We look at some of the ways the sector is helping people suffering mental health issues.
ActiveLab Start ups to transform public health
ukactive’s ActiveLab supports fit-tech start-ups that aim to engage more people in physical activity and sport. We look at some of this year’s cohort.
Features
Averting the decline in children's playgrounds
Children’s current and future physical and mental health is under threat, according to Mark Hardy, chair of the Association of Play Industries (API).
People power transforms Valence Park
London Sport has helped a mother claim back her local park, involving local residents and young people in the designs for a new, inclusive public space.