Imperial’s new sports ground at Heston
August 07, 2014
On 25 June the College announced plans to purchase a new sports ground in Heston.
The new site, located just over two miles from Imperial’s existing Harlington sports ground, is set across 27 acres and has grass space for five football and two rugby pitches as well as tennis and netball courts, cricket facilities and a shooting range.
It also has a wide range of indoor facilities, including a large theatre and activity space, squash and basketball courts and three bars, making it a great venue for sporting and non-sporting events.
It is conveniently located near Heathrow and just minutes away from the M4, making it ideal to hire for corporate events, special occasions and filming and photography.
Neil Mosley, Head of Sport Imperial, said: “The Heston site represents an exciting opportunity for sport at Imperial. It will provide us with facilities that we don’t currently have to support more diverse activities, as well as larger and better quality pitches and courts less than 10 minutes’ drive away from our Harlington sports ground.”
The site, which is currently operated by British Airways for the airline’s staff and members of the public, will be available for private hire from 1 September. The Heston ground is also home to Queens Park Rangers FC’s Academy and welcomes members of BA Clubs.