Energybase closure (Q&A)


*Updated on 22/03/2021*


On what date will the Energybase gym and facilities close? 

From 30 April 2021 the gym, swimming pool and sports hall facilities will close.

What will happen to my gym membership?

If you have requested to cancel your membership already, we will be in touch. To cancel an active membership or for further information please contact the Energybase team at

Why has the University decided to close Energybase gym and facilities?  

The quality of the environment in the gym does not allow for it to be reopened safely due to the inadequate air changes required under new guidance to avoid infection. The size and quality of the changing rooms as well as the state of the swimming pool were also reasons for its declining membership and use.

What will happen to the swimming pool?  

The swimming pool will close permanently on the 30th of April 2021.

Is there somewhere I can voice my concerns about the decision to close? 

If you wish to submit feedback to the University, please do so via

How can I maintain my physical and mental health?  

We know that exercise is important for wellbeing and hope our community continues to stay active where possible. We can recommend a number of nearby gyms; The Gym London Bloomsbury, PureGym London Holborn & Fitness First Tottenham Court Road.

I have left behind some belongings at the gym. How can I collect these? 

Our Energybase team are still available to arrange collection of any items you may have left in the building. Please contact the team to arrange a suitable time. All visitors must adhere to Covid-19 safety regulations – find out more information here. Items that are left behind following the closure date will be disposed of.

How will clubs and societies who rely on Energybase continue to run? 

Please refer to the upcoming announcement from the University which will have further information on this matter.