Construction of GMU Sports Centre

The new GMU Sports Centre will open its doors to students in 2024. On 2nd August 2022, an agreement was concluded between the University and Polish construction company Budimex S.A, during a meeting attended by HM Rector Professor  Adam Weintrit, and from Budimex Northern Office Director Mariusz Hurylski and Region 1 Director Radosław Slesar. 

Construction works will be carried out with special attention due to the location of the investment in a conservation protected zone containing listed buildings.

The modern sports complex will be connected via a skywalk to a new student hall of residence, which is planned as the second phase of construction of the investment.

The new sports centre will include:

  • a full-size sports hall, including a climbing wall,
  • four changing rooms with full sanitation facilities,
  • changing facilities for referees and employees with sanitation facilities,
  • two rooms for team coaches,
  • a service area,
  • guest rooms for sports persons, training staff with kitchen annexes and bathrooms for 40 people,
  • stands for 130 people,
  • toilet facilities for spectators,
  • a fitness zone and gym,
  • office spaces, a conference room, technical area,
  • underground parking for 49 cars

The sports centre in numbers:

  • Area of the building: 2199,59 m2
  • Volume: 38 460,21 m3
  • Total area of the site: 6 983 m2
  • Height of the building: 11,9 m
  • Total number of floors 5
  • Number of subterranean floors 1

The architectural project is the work of ART Projekt K&M Sp. Z o.o.  

The investment will be carried out on the University’s main campus on the site of the previous sports hall, which was demolished in 2020. Due to the poor technical condition and high maintenance costs of the facility, upgrading the hall proved too costly and was not recommended.

University Bursar, Filip Malata informed that the site of the new sports centre will be handed over to the contractor on 5th August 2022. Before the end of 2022, work will be carried out on preparation, surveying, groundwork, construction, and installation. The complex will open in the second quarter of 2024. The total cost of the investment, including the equipment, is around 55 million PLN,  and is financed by the University’s own capital as well as the national budget in the shape of a targeted subsidy from the Ministry of Infrastructure.

The University also plans to build a new hall of student residence also on its main campus. The new accommodation will be constructed alongside to the sports centre as the second stage of the investment.