Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre


The Woodcock Street Sports Centre was developed in 1902 and the mid-1920s and was originally part of the Birmingham City Council's public baths provision. It is now under the ownership of Aston University, now largely used by students and staff, and is Grade II listed.

Phase 1

The University implemented a major refurbishment, alteration and repair project in 2010-2011. The new facilities include:         

  • A new 120-station fitness suite with latest cardiovascular machines and weights
  • A new two-storey facility with martial arts, fitness and dance studios          
  • A refurbished sports hall and swimming pool
  • A new sauna, steam room and changing rooms
  • Improved badminton, basketball and netball facilities 






  The whole centre is a more bright and modern facility while keeping its unique historical aspects that make it a pleasure to use. 

Phase 2

The building was extended to provide a multi-purpose Sports Hall with viewing area, two Squash Courts, and additional changing and toilet facilities. 

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