Sports Strategy 2018-21 Price change update

Important price changes coming into effect from 1 September

From 1 September we will be introducing price changes to our facility memberships, which will affect our staff and student members. These changes have come about as part of the joint sport strategy between Sport Imperial and Imperial College Union. We are committed to ensuring that sport and physical activity is accessible to everyone in the Imperial community and these changes will enable us to deliver the best possible facilities and services to all students and staff. 

The fees you pay have always been reinvested into sport and together with fixed annual College subsidies, are used to cover the day-to-day running costs of our facilities. By implementing these price increases - the first since 2014 - we will be able to significantly invest in our facilities and services over the next few years to make much-needed improvements such as:

  • Install new state-of-the-art equipment at Ethos, Charing Cross and Hammersmith gyms
  • Introduce an activity tracking app and reward scheme designed to encourage physical activity
  • Improved functionality for Ethos bookings through the app
  • Provide local gym memberships at Westway Sports Centre Gym for students studying at White City Campus*, as well as discounted rates for staff too

As part of these changes, we encourage you to have your say on how any surplus income could be invested. We will let you know when these consultation opportunities arise over the next few months. 

Prices will remain fixed until 2021 when the current sports strategy ends. Read more about the sports strategy.

*terms and conditions will apply

Information for staff and students

Information for Imperial Students

From 1 September, we will be introducing two annual student memberships. These will run from 1 September – 31 August. Facility hire and group class rates will not be changing.

Gym and swim membership - £30 per year  

  • access to the Ethos swimming pool and Ethos, Charing Cross and Hammersmith gyms at no further cost
  • student rates for other activities including classes and facility hire apply
  • £30 annual membership fee charge has been fixed until 2021, when the current sport strategy ends

Basic membership - free

  • for those students who would only like to use Ethos for non-gym and swim activities such as squash, badminton or classes
  • student rates for facility hire and classes apply 

All existing student members wishing to continue using Ethos will need to re-join annually as either ‘Basic’ or ‘Gym and Swim’ members from 1 September each year.

Information for Imperial Staff

From 1 September, we will be increasing the membership cost of several of our memberships at Ethos and at Charing Cross and Hammersmith gyms. The cost of classes and facility hire will not be changing.

The maximum increase per month is £1.50 – this keeps all our memberships well below market rates for comparable facilities.

This is the first increase in price since 2014, and this rate will be fixed until 2021, when the current sport strategy ends.


Ethos memberships 

Membership type

Frequency

Current Price

New Price

Increase

Staff Basic

 

Free

Free

 

Staff Basic Partner

 

Free

Free

 

Club Imperial

Monthly

£26

£27.50

£1.50

Club Imperial Partner

Monthly

£37

£38.50

£1.50

Club Imperial Gold

Monthly

£39

£40.50

£1.50

Club Imperial Partner

Monthly

£67

£68.50

£1.50

Charing Cross memberships

Membership type

Frequency

Current Price

New Price

Increase

IC Staff

Annual

£170

£180

£10

IC Staff

9 Months

£130

£137.50

£7.50

IC Staff

6 Months

£105

£110

£5

IC Staff

Monthly

N/A

£20

New!

Club Imperial

Included as part of Ethos rates

See Ethos rates

See Ethos rates

 

Hammersmith memberships

Membership type

Frequency

Current Price

New Price

Increase

IC Staff

Annual

£170

£180

£10

IC Staff

9 Months

£130

£137.50

£7.50

IC Staff

6 Months

£105

£110

£5

IC Staff

Monthly

N/A

£20

New!

Club Imperial

Included as part of Ethos rates

See Ethos rates

See Ethos rates

 

These changes will automatically come into effect from 1 September and you will see this increase from your September pay package. If Club Imperial members wish to cancel your membership before these changes take effect, then you must raise a request through the ASK system by no later than the 31 July. Please note, you will have to have completed your minimum contract term of 3 months before you can cancel.