The Old Factory opened in January 2020 and features:
You’ll find The Old Factory in Globe House on Hoffmanns Way – right opposite campus.
ARU students and staff can use the gym for FREE from 13–31 January 2020. Come and help us road-test the new equipment.
From February, you can become a member. Take advantage of our special discounts for students, staff and alumni.
Join online (annual memberships paid by direct debit) or in person at The Old Factory.
|Annual membership – one-off payment||£150||£175||£175||£200|
|Annual membership – direct debit||£12.50 per month||£14.58 per month||£14.58 per month||£16.67 per month|
|Monthly contract||£15 per month||£17.50 per month||£17.50 per month||£20 per month|
Featuring four badminton courts, Mildmay Sports Hall is on campus and fully equipped for a range of sports, including basketball, futsal, netball and indoor cricket.
Contact us to check availability or book individual courts, half the hall, or even the whole thing: call 01245 684321 or book online.
|Type||Whole Hall||Half Hall||Court|
Day lockers, changing facilities and accessible changing facilities are available.
With room for up to 25 people, the multi-functional Sawyers Gym is perfect for group activities like exercise classes, basketball shoot or martial arts. It's equipped with large floor mats, exercise mats and table tennis tables so it can be easily adapted to suit your fitness needs. There is access to changing facilities (including accessible ones), as well as showers.
The room is available for external hire at just £17.50 per hour. Contact us on 01245 684321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to book.
We have two outdoor table tennis tables in Chelmsford that are free for our students and staff to use. You'll find them next to Marconi and in front of the Student Village.
Equipment is provided at the tables and you can get extra bats or balls, if needed, from the iCentre.
The Trim Trail is an outdoor exercise circuit, which you can start at various locations on campus.
Guidelines for use:
Please contact a member of staff at Mildmay Sports Hall if you need any further information or advice.
Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre is just a ten-minute walk from our Chelmsford campus. It boasts an ice-skating rink and a range of swimming facilities including a ten-lane main pool, a separate learner pool and a flume.
Find out more about Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre: www.chelmsford.gov.uk/riverside.
Run by Chelmsford City Council, this centre offers indoor and outdoor athletics facilities so you can train all year round. There's a sprint straight, an eight-lane all weather synthetic track, a field event practice area, and areas for long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault.
Find out more about Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre: www.chelmsford.gov.uk/csac.
Melbourne Park is a floodlit artificial football pitch, built in 2013. The pitch is used by our football teams for training and home matches. View Melbourne Park 3G Pitch on a map.
Moulsham High School 3G pitch is a floodlit artificial pitch, built in 2013. This venue is used by our football teams for training. View Moulsham High School 3G Pitch on a map.
Parking is restricted to permit holders only on campus from 7am-4.30pm weekdays, with the exception of Blue Badge holders. You can park after 4.30pm on weekdays, all day on weekends and on bank holidays free of charge.
For more travel information and directions to our campus, visit our Chelmsford page.