University of chester parkgate road

By | 16th May 2017

University of chester parkgate road

More about the campus

Our historic Parkgate Road Campus in Chester has offered a wide range of courses since opening in 1839. It’s situated only a short walk from the lively city centre, and provides a friendly, secure and supportive environment in which to live and study.

Our on-campus facilities include a Learning Resource Centre, modern lecture theatres, open-access computer facilities, state-of-the-art science/skills/language laboratories, a range of catering outlets, the £2 million Chester Students’ Union centre and CSU bar/club, bookshop, chapel and faith space, cashpoint and launderette.

Because university life is not just about getting a degree, social and leisure activities are an important and long-established part of life at our Chester sites. On-campus sports facilities include a fully equipped sports hall, gym, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, sprint track, floodlit 3G multi-use pitch and floodlit astroturf pitch.

Most of our student accommodation is also on or near campus. The campus also boasts an abundance of green space, and beautifully kept gardens, which provide you with an exciting environment in which to live and study.

University of chester parkgate road

Sport Facilities at Parkgate Road Campus

The Parkgate Road Campus has a wide range of sports facilities, all of which are currently free to hire for University staff and students.  Our sport facilities are available for recreational use, and also by University sport teams, at varying times throughout the week, and can also be hired (at a cost) by external clients.

3G-Pitch Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)

Floodlit 3-Pitch Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)

A popular sport facility; our floodlit MUGA pitch provides a fantastic surface to play a wide range of sports on, including football, rugby and American football.

Sprint Track

3 lane 60m Running Track

Centrally located on the Parkgate Road Campus, our 60 metre, 3 lane sprint track is available for staff and student use.

Squash Courts

Squash Courts

Providing staff and students with two glass backed squash courts, and a viewing platform.

Sports Hall

Sports Hall

Our multi-functioning sports hall, allows students and staff to alter the space according to their chosen sport. The sports hall currently has the space and facilities to create either six badminton courts, two volleyball pitches, two basketball courts, or two cricket nets.

Fitness Suite

Fitness Suite

The Fitness Suite is staffed by friendly, approachable and qualified fitness instructors on hand to provide you with as much support and guidance as you need. Membership options are available to suit all lifestyles and budgets.

Gymnasium

Gymnasium

Providing an open and light space to enjoy a range of fitness classes and sport teams, the gymnasium also has a sprung floor and mirrored wall, to help perfect your sport.

Swimming Pool

25m, 5 lane Swimming Pool

The University’s swimming pool is located at the heart of the Parkgate Road Campus, within the Fitness Centre complex. The 25 metre, 5 lane pool is home to the University swim and water polo teams, and also plays host to numerous recreational swim activities, as well as invaluable training for the sub-aqua club.

Hockey Specific Astro-Turf

Hockey Specific Astro-Turf

Our floodlit astro-turf provides the space to enjoy a number of sports, such as hockey and lacrosse, and is used by our sport teams, or for recreational use.

Outdoor Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts

Enjoy access to our two outdoor tennis courts.