A WINCHESTER college is building a new sports complex.

Sparsholt College is building a full size sports hall, climbing wall, gym, fitness suite and sprung floor dance studio over the next year.

It is part of a £5m-plus refurbishing project which also includes engineering workshops.

The purpose-built climbing wall, which spans 20 metres and features over-hangs, will be one of the leading collegiate climbing facilities in Hampshire.

The new complex should be completed by October 2013.