AN exciting new sport and wellness centre under development in Loughton will provide state-of-the-art fitness facilities for students and the community, as well as contributing to making the campus greener.

Designed by architects at Scott Brownrigg and delivered by Neilcott Construction, the new building will be built on a site across the road from New City College Epping Forest, in Borders Lane, Loughton.

It will not just be good for health and wellbeing – it is designed with environmental sustainability in mind.

A laminated timber frame is being used as the building structure instead of a traditional steel frame.

This frame is 30 per cent less carbon intensive than a steel frame, saving a whopping 90 tonnes of CO2e from being emitted into the atmosphere.

Narzny Khan, Principal of New City College Epping Forest and Redbridge campuses said: “It is so exciting to see the construction of the new sport and wellness centre progress.

“I cannot wait to welcome our students and the community into the new centre at the start of the next academic year.”

The laminated timber frame achieves the 2030 targets set by the UK Government for net zero and is aligned with New City College’s Green Strategy.

New City College is celebrating Green Week from 20-24 March where activities for staff and students are focused on raising awareness about environmental sustainability.