06 June 2022

The facilities at SportsDock are getting even better!

The SportsDock gym and fitness centre rooms on Docklands campus will undergo a £500,000 refurbishment with new state-of-the-art equipment, a specially designed indoor cycling studio for live instructor-led and on-demand classes, plus improvements to changing facilities.

Sport and fitness legacy

The existing fitness equipment was donated to UEL by Team USA, who used SportsDock and UEL's Docklands campus as their base during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Over the past 10 years it has been used by over 35,000 students, staff and local residents. The London 2012 Olympic legacy will live on as the University plans to donate the Team USA gym equipment to two east London boxing centres.

Community impact and creating healthy spaces are at the core of the project. UEL is working with experts at Pulse Fitness to ensure the redesigned gym will be accessible for all fitness levels to help everyone live an active lifestyle.

Get a sneak peek at the new gym by watching the 3D walkthrough video below.


Works start in the summer

The refurbishment works will run from 30 June until 31 July 2022. The gym will be closed during this period. 

However, group exercise classes will remain open, with additional classes being run throughout July. Students, staff and SportsDock members can take advantage of these classes for free during the closure period. The arenas and outdoor football pitches will remain open with the usual discounts for students, staff and members too.

Questions about dates, memberships and more...

What dates will you be closed?

30 June to 31 July. Please be aware that these dates and timeframes may be subject to change depending on the project's progress.

Will I get an introduction to the new equipment?

We will be running group inductions and open evenings to get you used to the new equipment. You will also be assigned an appropriate programme to help you achieve your own personal fitness goals.

What will happen to my membership that is still running?

We will not be charging for any time when we are closed. Therefore you can get a one (1) month extension on any active membership during the closure period. Please contact reception to apply for the extension.

How can I apply for membership?

  • General public membership options - find out more here
  • Student and staff membership options - find out more here

How can I give feedback to management?

We welcome any feedback to help us shape our service. Please use this link, and a manager will be in contact as soon as possible.

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