Loughborough University - Elite Athlete Centre

The first of its kind in the UK, the Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel provides 44 four star bedroom facilities.

The Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel is an ideal environment for team training camps, catering for all athletes including those with disabilities. The individual bedrooms are all designed to be flexible by having large doorways, moveable furniture and will include wet rooms to be accessible for any elite athlete. In addition, twenty rooms will have the capacity to adjust climatic altitude conditions up to 5000m, enabling athletes to sleep high and train low without the need to leave the country, helping to enhance performance capability.

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BOF were awarded the contract to supply & install loose furniture for the multi-million-pound New Student Village Accommodation, Student Hub and the Elite Athlete Centre following a competitive tender process via the NEUPC framework.

The requirement was for furniture to reflect the modern layout and design. The project has been split into phases. The first phase which included the EAC was completed over summer 2018 with phase 2 planned for next year.

The specification included a bespoke stool storge wall and 'grassy knoll' which we designed and commissioned. Furniture supplied included ranges from Hay, Orangebox, New Design Group, Allermuir, VS and Casala.

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"Loughborough University is continuing to play a fundamental role in the development of elite sport. BOF have been integral in the selecting of appropriate furniture that creates a truly unique facility."

Peter Goldsworthy

Projects Portfolio Manager, Facilities Development

Loughborough University

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