Ravelin Sports Centre

This article will inform you about the new Ravelin Sports Centre that is due to open late 2021.

We are incredibly proud to be able to provide our students, staff and the wider local community with an outstanding new sports centre for you to play, train and compete. Ravelin Sports Centre is a new space that benefits your health and the environment, located in Ravelin Park, Museum Road.

The Facilities

Our new sports centre offers a range of different facilities, helping you to support your fitness goals, try new activities and have fun. There is truly something for everyone. The centre includes:

  • 25m 8-lane swimming pool (150 spectators)
  • Sauna & steam rooms
  • 8 court sports hall
  • 175+ station gym
  • 3 Fitness studios (1 dedicated spinning room)
  • 2 Squash courts
  • Bouldering & climbing facility
  • Ski simulation
  • Cafeteria
  • Teaching space & treatment rooms
  • Social learning spaces
  • Community orchard and wildflower amphitheatre


As well as the extensive range of activities that Ravelin Sports Centre facilitates, the building itself is also an asset to the city, thanks to the sustainability measures that have been implemented into its design. The centre has already received a top rating of ‘Outstanding' from BREEAM UK, the leading sustainability assessment.

Ravelin Sports Centre will utilise renewable sources of energy from roof solar panels and internal heat recovery systems. Pool water will be reused for toilet flushing and a new community orchard will be part of a sustainable drainage system. A green roof has been installed and sown with grass and wildflower seeds, the roof will also house beehives. All of these factors combined with the wildflower amphitheatre events space will develop biodiversity in the surrounding areas.


You can choose from the following Ravelin Sports Centre student membership options:

  • Core (£15) - Choose two activity options e.g. gym and classes
  • Super (£20) - Choose three activity options e.g. gym, classes and swim
  • Ultimate (£22.50) - Get access to everything

To be the first on the start line when Ravelin Sports Centre opens, sign up to our Ultimate 50/50 membership which essentially provides you with 50% off your St. Paul's Gym membership until Ravelin Sports Centre opens, at which point your membership will automatically convert to an Ultimate membership. As a bonus, you will also receive a £50 discount off of the price of your Sports Club.

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Contact Us

E: sport@port.ac.uk

W: sport.port.ac.uk

T: 023 9284 5555

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