A £9m fitness complex has been completed at the Britannia Royal Naval College and handed over to the Royal Navy to fit out.
The first fitness lessons took place in October 2020 and while civilians making the transition to naval officer will be the principal users, a second batch of ratings training at Dartmouth to help out HMS Raleigh, will also make use of its facilities.
The gym has been built to meet the 21st Century needs of 800 personnel and staﬀ and is centred on a multi-purpose main hall as well as three smaller rooms for ﬁtness activities.
The whole complex has been designed with input from the college’s physical training instructors (PTIs) and potential users, built using environmentally-friendly materials and with minimal disruption to the site’s ﬂora and fauna.
Navy News. (2020) BRNC Gym Complete. Navy News. October 2020, pp.27.