New £1million home for DMU sports teams and societies is officially opened

A one million pound venue for De Montfort Students' Union (DSU) sports teams and societies has been opened.


Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard, together with the help of several students, including Jack Laugher, President of the DMU rowing club, cut the ribbon to launch The Watershed.

Students were taken on tours around the building where they could check out the facilities on offer including meeting rooms, office space, a common room area, the sports hall and a designated training space for the DMU rowing club. Afterwards, they were treated to a performance by DMU Steppers.

The building, which backs onto the River Soar, just off Upperton Road, will be able to cater for activities such as five-a-side football, badminton, netball, basketball, indoor hockey, indoor cricket and volleyball, as well as host meetings and activities for DMU’s 100-plus societies.

DSU sports teams and societies will have the opportunity to influence the development of the second floor space, and the plans are currently being developed.

The development is part of DMU’s £136 million campus transformation programme. DMU is entereing an exciting period in the academic year during which more and more new buildings and facilities will be opened for students.

Posted on Tuesday 3rd November 2015

Search news archive

DMU open days
News target area image

DMU is a dynamic university, read about what we have been up to in our latest news section.

Events target area image

At DMU there is always something to do or see, check out our events for yourself.

Mission and vision target area image
Mission and vision

Read about our mission and vision and how these create a supportive and exciting learning environment.