New Athletics Track and Sports Expansion at Christ’s Hospital for the School and Local Community
Christ’s Hospital (CH) and its associated charity Bluecoat Sports (BCS) have identified a unique and time limited opportunity to significantly enhance the sporting facilities offered to current and future CH pupils, and to members of the local and wider sporting community.
This opportunity to develop a vacant area of the site has been brought about through a major gift pledge from an Old Blue (former CH pupil) and the need for BCS to protect its competitive position. We are also in discussions with Horsham District Council about co-sharing the running track.
The plan is an ambitious one that will deliver three new major sporting facilities to the CH estate: a six lane synthetic athletics track, a 3G Rugby/Football pitch, new outdoor fitness facilities and a 55% increase in the indoor fitness facility operated by BCS. The project will create a new, separate public entrance for users of the facility and increased car-parking capacity. A planning application for the project has recently been submitted to Horsham District Council.
Headmaster of Christ’s Hospital, Simon Reid said: “Over the last few years we have been developing our sports facilities, including all-weather sports surfaces and upgraded sports centre, and this will enhance our provisions even further. This will be an outstanding sports facility and one that will be accessible for the whole community to benefit from.”