The school’s PE Centre and indoor sporting facilities will undergo significant transformation and improvement over the next few years.

The redevelopment of the PE Centre to create a state-of-the-art complex will allow all our boys to enjoy and participate in a variety of sports whilst simultaneously enabling the most talented and driven boys to train and compete at the highest level.


  • Winchester College’s Southern Campus is located between the playing fields on Kingsgate Park and Norman Road. It is the focus of the school’s indoor sports facilities, and includes the Physical Education Centre (PE Centre), swimming pool, rifle range and squash courts. It is also home to the Works Department, as well as the Design & Technology Department. Although many of the current buildings are of a substantial size, they are largely hidden from the surrounding public roads and wider landscape.


  • The decision to modernise the Southern Campus has been led by the age of the existing PE Centre, which is now over 50 years old. In the 1960s when the PE Centre was built, Winchester College was home to 550 boys, with a handful of sports on offer. Today the school has up to 700 boys and offers a diverse range of nearly 30 sports. The school also opens its doors to the local community where a wide variety of members, clubs and societies enjoy the facilities. Increased activity has placed an insurmountable demand on an ageing PE Centre which also presents long-term maintenance difficulties. The redevelopment of the site to create a state-of-the-art Sports Centre will allow boys to enjoy and participate in a variety of sports and provide much improved facilities for the community to enjoy.


  • In order to replace the current PE Centre with modern buildings on a similar footprint, the school will be moving and consolidating parts of the Works Department in to a new Support Services Building. As part of the redevelopment, access and car parking will eventually be relocated and accessed via Norman Road. Alongside approval for the new Sports Centre, planning permission was also granted for an extension to the school’s Design and Technology Centre (known as “Mill”), the relocation of the school’s Medical Centre and a new domestic residence on Kingsgate Road. We are currently only focused on the first part of the development, which includes the consolidation and build of a new Support Services Building, temporary sports facilities on Kingsgate Park and the construction of the new Sports Centre.


Kier was appointed as our contractor in May 2019, and structured the development to take place in two main phases:

  • Phase 1 began in June 2019 and included the construction of the site entrance on Norman Road. This is used primarily by contractors until completion of the project, when it will act as the main entrance to the new Sports Centre. Phase 1 also included the construction of the new Support Services Building, as well as separate temporary sports facilities on Kingsgate Park. The Support Services Building includes the laundry and works department. The temporary sports facilities on Kingsgate Park opened in December and the rest of Phase 1 should be complete by May 2020.

  • Phase 2 began in December 2019 with the demolition of the old PE Centre. Phase 2 will also see the construction of the brand new Sports Centre, which we expect to be complete by November 2021 and to open in early 2022.

Keeping in contact:

The Senior Project Manager is Mr Steve Mullins who can be contacted at or

Winchester College's project team can be contacted at

You can find more information, including how to donate towards the new sports centre, via Winchester College Society.

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