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University College Birmingham Richmond House

Richmond House Gym

Richmond House is the University’s main site for further education courses including Youth and Community, Health and Social Care, Sport, Specialist Make-up and Spa, and Hair and Beauty.

There is a gym with a wide range of cardiovascular equipment, resistance machines and free weights. Qualified instructors can advise on training programmes. Gym membership includes access to the sauna, steam room and jacuzzi in the Richmond House spa.

The Spa also has hairdressing studios and beauty therapy salons offering a range of treatments and services at reduced prices. Additionally, there are specialist hair and media Make-up studios at Richmond House.

There is a Sports Therapy Clinic where the University’s BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy students offer a variety of services to professional athletes, student athletes and members of the public. Students are trained to assess and treat patients with musculoskeletal injuries and deliver services such as massage and rehabilitation programmes.

UCB’s Sports Therapy department also offers sports therapy and strength and conditioning support to Student Guild sports teams.

Richmond House is in Newhall Street, close to Summer Row, and has its own café.

Gym and Sports Facilities

UCB’s sports facilities are open to students, staff and alumni. The facilities include two state-of-the-art gyms located at Richmond House and The Maltings accommodation, as well as a sports hall which is available for members to book free of charge at weekends.

Membership prices

Student: 12 months £45, 6 months £35

Alumni: 12 months £80

Staff: 12 months £60, 6 months £40

Day pass: £5 (students and staff only)

If you would like to become a member, please visit The Spa reception located in Richmond House. Students and staff must being their ID cards with them. Alumni should contact stating GYM MEMBERSHIP as the subject to find out more information.

Richmond House gym

Richmond House gym has a wide range of cardiovascular equipment, resistance machines and free weights.

Helpful staff are on hand to assist you in the gym and training programmes are available on request by our qualified instructors.

To help motivate you throughout the year, we run a number of gym challenges. You can monitor your progress using our Tanita® scales that will give you an accurate and detailed weigh in.

Gym membership includes access to the jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, where you can relax after a workout.

Opening times:

  • Mon-Tue – 12.30pm – 20.30pm
  • Wed-Fri – 12.30pm – 18.30pm
  • Sat & Sun – closed

The Maltings gym

As a member of the gym your membership includes access to The Maltings gym which opens on weekday evenings and weekends.

The Maltings gym offers a selection of equipment such as cardiovascular machines and a selection of free weights. The gym also has strength and conditioning equipment such as an Olympic lifting platform and a squat rack for more strength focused workouts.

Opening times:

  • Mon – 18.00pm – 22.00pm
  • Tue- 18.00pm – 22.00pm
  • Wed – opening times can vary each week, please check at Richmond House
  • Thurs – 18.00pm – 21.30pm
  • Fri – 17.00pm – 21.30pm
  • Sat – 11.00am – 19.00pm
  • Sun – 10.00am – 21.30pm

The Maltings sports hall

The sports hall is also situated at The Maltings and is available for members to book free of charge at the weekends. The sports hall is suitable for a wide range of activities including table tennis, badminton, tennis, volleyball, basketball, 5-a-side football and indoor cricket. Equipment for all these activities can be provided.