As one of the UK’s National Sports Centres, we boast world-class training facilities and welcome many high-profile athletes and sports teams, including visiting squads and associations from abroad.
Our National Sports Centres are venues for everyone – from beginner to Olympian.
As a training venue for elite athletes from home and abroad, you’d expect our sports and leisure facilities to be top notch, and you wouldn’t be wrong. We’ve got courts and pitches, a spacious, fully equipped gym, sauna and steam room, modern changing areas and plenty more.
UK Sports Institute Elite Athlete Training Facility
The UK Sports Institute (UKSI) at Bisham Abbey has provided training facilities for a range of Olympic medal winning athletes. The strength and conditioning facilities are designed specifically for elite athletes and deliver optimum performance across a range of sports.
Equipment in the UKSI gym includes:
- 6 Olympic lifting platforms
- 6 Sportesse power cages
- 1 x integrated Fitness Technology force platform and linear position transducer
- Large free weights area
- Medicine ball throws wall
- Sprint canoe ergometer
- Kettlebells, bungees, tractor tyres & farmers walk bars
- Prowler, pulling sleds and Gen 3 Myotruk for horizontal strength work
- 2 x Plyometric box towers & hurdles of multiple heights
- 25 metre three lane sprint track with integrated Optojump system
- Agility area
- Matted area
Nutrition & Catering
Bisham Abbey provides site users with seasonal menus with the freshest ingredients using, where possible, locally sourced produce for on-site elite users in our on-site restaurant, The Engine Room. Our catering is accredited to the Red Tractor, food assurance scheme, which covers production standards developed by experts on safety, hygiene, animal welfare and the environment.
Within the restaurant is a live theatre area, where the food is freshly prepared in front of customers for increased engagement. Menus can also be themed to match any requirements for specific events. Free wifi is offered throughout the restaurant and café for maximum convenience.
The UK Sports Institute
The UK Sports Institute delivers outstanding support that enables sports and athletes to excel. As the largest single provider of world-class science, medicine, technology, and engineering services to Olympic and Paralympic sports in the United Kingdom, the UK Sports Institute has played a crucial role in contributing to the success of thousands of athletes since its inception in 2002.
Abbey Clinic have a pedigree in the elite sports world, helping Olympic and Commonwealth athletes compete at the very highest levels, covering Physiotherapy, Massage, Podiatry, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation for over 18 years.
Whilst Abbey Clinic have become synonymous with the rehabilitation of injured professional and elite sports people, the services are available to all visitors to Bisham Abbey either on a residential or non-residential basis. Discounts are available to residential guests.
Our bedrooms are ideal for residential conferencing, providing a convenient and comfortable base for attendees. Guests benefit from complimentary use of the sports facilities including the gym and squash courts (subject to availability).
Each bedroom features a flat screen television and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. A selection of rooms will be specially adapted for disabled guests. Wireless internet access is also available for all resident guests. We also have 6 EV car charging points available on site.
We have two family rooms with additional bed also available for families only with children.