The Fiji National University has embarked on another capital infrastructure project with the first step taken today towards establishing a state-of-the-art gymnasium on Nasinu Campus.

The contract for the Nasinu Sports Complex design was awarded to Conway Architects at FNU Nasinu Campus today in the presence of Vice Chancellor, Professor Nigel Healey and the Director for Conway Architects, Conway Beg and his team.

The eight million dollar Complex will consist of cardio training, rehab, cross-fit and weightlifting, circuit machine stations and indoor running for testing and fitness.

Vice Chancellor, Professor Nigel Healey said this was an important step for the University in establishing a comprehensive set of sports and wellness facilities across FNU Campuses.

Professor Healey said the Complex will be benchmarked on international standards on space, energy efficiency, and disability friendliness with sustainable standards.

“We are starting with Nasinu campus where the intention is to roll this out and its part of both enhancing the student life experience on campus and also our commitment to the development of health status of our staff,” the VC said.

“There are two goals of this Complex. First is to provide students with modern equipment and facilities to support learning and fully prepare them for a successful career in their chosen fields and second is to provide staff and students with equipment and facilities to support their health and wellness.”

“The University provides programmes such as Exercise Prescription, Health and Awareness, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Performance Testing, Analysis and Feedback and this well-equipped facility will be great for student practicals,” Professor Healey added.

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