In Chelmsford, The Old Factory gym is located in Globe House on New Street – just across the road from our campus. The Old Factory welcomes students, staff and members of the public with competitive membership prices for all.
The Old Factory offers a large refurbished fitness facility with all new gym equipment including a multi-functional fitness rig, three Olympic lifting platforms, two ten metre sled tracks as well as a host of cardiovascular equipment, fixed resistance machines and free weights.
The gym also houses of a large fitness studio, dedicated spin studio, changing facilities, lockers and accessible changing facilities.
Please be aware that training at The Old Factory is slightly different following Covid-19. To accurately monitor capacity in the gym we have introduced bookable slots throughout the day. You can book a slot by downloading our app, on our online booking system or by calling us on 01245 683380. If you need assistance with app or online booking login access then please email us at TheOldFactory@aru.ac.uk and a member of the team will be happy to help.
The gym is open all year round except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. On bank holidays the gym will be open 9:30am–5pm.
Mildmay Sports Hall features four badminton courts and is fully equipped for a range of other indoor sports including basketball, netball, futsal and indoor cricket.
The centre has changing facilities, lockers and accessible changing facilities on site.
Contact us to check availability, book individual courts, half the hall, or the whole hall.
|Hourly rate||Court||Half Hall||Whole Hall|
|Staff & Alumni||£6.50||£13||£26|
The Centre is currently open on Saturday – Sunday 09:00 – 18:00 for Students, Staff and members of the Public to hire space in the Sports Hall. For further information and to hire space in the Sports Hall please give us a call on 01245 684321 on Saturday – Sunday between 09:00 – 18:00 or email Mildmay@aru.ac.uk
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.
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.
To find out more about Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre please visit their website.