Cutting-edge sports medicine and research facilities
Broadway Malyan was appointed by Loughborough University to provide architectural services for a new building combining England’s first National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM), and a second space for the University’s Health Exercise and Biosciences (HEBS) faculty. The project forms a key part of London’s Olympic legacy.
The building provides leading facilities for sports medicine and research and provides medical services for people suffering from sports injuries. It was designed to promote the interaction and exchange of ideas between professional clinicians and academic researchers with the aim of translating research into practice promoting healthier lifestyles.
The NCSEM features an innovative Gait Lab / Biomechanical Analysis Area, where participants / patients are assessed by motion capture cameras and intelligent computer programmes. In addition the building houses a full diagnostic suite provided from the Olympic 2012 site in Stratford.
The building is designed to exploit views across the neighbouring sports pitches and includes a generous entrance colonnade facing the public realm. It achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating.