Planning Permission Granted for Academy of Sport and Wellbeing

Perth College UHI is delighted to announce that planning permission has been granted by Perth and Kinross Council for the building of the new Academy of Sport and Wellbeing, on the Crieff Road Campus.

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Margaret Munckton Perth College UHI Principal and Chief Executive

Margaret Munckton, Principal of Perth College UHI, says of the news;

“This is tremendous news for Perth College UHI, our students and the City of Perth. As a College and University, it’s essential that we have the best possible facilities for our students, in order to provide them with a first-class education.”

The new development will provide a vibrant addition to the campus and have an academic focus on achieving excellence in the delivery of sport, health and wellbeing courses to degree level. The Academy will provide extensive hair and beauty training facilities, sports and academic facilities for both students and staff and, potentially, for wider community groups.

It is intended that the new facility will develop a culture of health and wellbeing amongst young people which will continue long after students graduate, and encourage participation and ensure a growth in demand for sports venues throughout Perth City and beyond.

We will also develop sport and wellbeing research activities which will help to make a real difference to the lives of people in Perth and beyond.

Building work is planned to commence in Summer 2015, with an intended completion date of September 2016.