Brownlee Centre

Brownlee Centre complete

The Facilities Directorate has completed and launched the new Brownlee Centre and Cycle Circuit this week after a ten-month, and £5m investment, at the University’s Bodington Playing Fields.

The Brownlee Centre, chosen in honour of Olympic heroes Alistair and Jonny, sits alongside a new 1 mile (1.6km) cycle circuit – one of the longest in the country – at the University’s Bodington Playing Fields in north Leeds.

The development has been managed by Estate Services and has been a unique opportunity and project to deliver.

It’s been incredibly exciting working on this project and on behalf of Estates Services we are delighted that this new facility really strengthens the sports facility provision at Leeds.” 


The circuit has a full programme of activity including “pay and pedal”, HSBC UK Breeze Rides for women and girls and special training sessions for elite athletes, University and local clubs. Bikes for children and adults are available to hire, along with hand cycles, trikes and tandems for use by riders with disabilities.

It rightly puts the University of Leeds at the forefront of providing one of the best sport and physical activity environments in the UK



You can find out more about the development of the project on the Campus Development website, or visit the Sport and Physical Activity site to find out more about the new facility at Bodington Playing Fields.