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Community Spirit

Boasting one of the largest attendances in the South West for any one leisure centre, Bristol-based Horfield Leisure Centre is celebrating a record-breaking year with more than 850,000 visitors to the long-serving community venue. The centre was originally constructed in the 1980’s as a standalone facility that only catered to dry-side leisure, such as racket […]

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Return on investment

Return On Investment

Active Centres operate five leisure centres and two dual-use sports centres across South Gloucestershire. Since 2005 they have worked with Circadian Trust, the charitable company working in partnership with the local authority, to improve the health, cultural and social wellbeing of the local community. Any profit made is reinvested back into local facilities and services, […]

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Dartmouth

Cost Efficient Dartmouth

The opening of the new Fusion Lifestyle run Dartmouth Indoor Swimming Pool in December came about after many years of hard fundraising by the local community. Devonshire pool specialists, Westcountry Leisure installed the 25m swimming pool embracing the recent advances in pump technology and maximising the benefits of variable speed pumps, and opting for the […]

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Hotel

New Hotel Spa Complex Unveiled

Ye Olde Bell Hotel in Nottinghamshire, has unveiled a new multimillion pound spa. The new development, located in Barnby Moor, offers ten different spa experiences as well as a Herb Garden Brasserie, outdoor relaxation areas with alpine lodges and a beauty salon. The heated indoor and outdoor vitality pool is at the heart of the […]

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Regeneration Game

Nottingham’s Rushcliffe Arena has proudly announced a booming first seven months following a £13m refurbishment. After reopening in January, the fully regenerated site has gone from strength to strength and the centre’s impressive water leisure facilities make it a valuable asset to the local community. Owned by Rushcliffe Borough Council, and managed by Parkwood Leisure, […]

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Nationwide

Nationwide Delivery

Delivering on its promise of creating active places and healthy people, Places for People Leisure has designed and built 15 new leisure centres across the UK in the last decade. The social enterprise now runs an extensive 118 leisure facilities across the UK on behalf of 36 local councils, and manages 72 swimming pools within […]

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Heaven

New Waterpark Is Heaven Sent

An 800-year-old church in Coventry will soon be accompanied by a brand new waterpark, as plans to fi t six water slides intricately next to the 13th century spire have been revealed. FaulknerBrowns Architects fulfilled the requirements of the historic £36.7 million undertaking at the Coventry City Centre Leisure Park, while Polin Waterparks have been […]

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Habits

Breaking Old Habits

Public pool builds are costing up to 25 per cent more than they should, according to worldwide building experts Natare Pools. In particular major building firms are slow to adopt new ideas such as state-of-the-art filtration, dosing and environmental control technology that negate the need for huge plant rooms. “We are trying to break habits […]

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Pop up

Pop-Up Pool

Visitors to Yate Leisure Centre in Bristol may be surprised to find a new addition at the venue – an 18 x 10m temporary outdoor swimming pool. While the indoor swimming pool is out of action for essential maintenance until October, management at the leisure facility called upon Rio Pools to come up with a […]

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The pool at Campsie Glen Holiday Park has been upgraded for the
summer season by Eagle Leisure.

Park Pool Upgrades

Campsie Glen Holiday Park in Stirlingshire has invested £80,000 into upgrading its outdoor swimming pool facilities. The new development, which launched in April, features an enclosure over the existing outdoor pool, plus the installation of a brand new children’s pool and new changing and toilet facilities. The new Perspex enclosure, model Endless Summer in Moss […]

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