ABOVE: Birmingham’s Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre boasts a six-lane, 25m pool with viewing areas

On Location – Community Matters

Opened to the public last summer, Birmingham’s Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre boasts a six-lane, 25m pool with viewing areas, along with a learner pool, sauna and steam facilities. The water leisure features share the prestigious premises with an 80-station fitness suite, dance studios, café and community room. Together the combined facility welcomed more than […]

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On Location: Rising Like A Phoenix

Rising from the ashes, Phoenix Pool and Gym was given a new lease of life in September 2016 following a £2m investment from Great Yarmouth Borough Council. The large-scale regeneration project completely transformed the venue into a state-of the-art leisure centre by the Pulse Group, who are joined in managing the site by Sentinel Leisure […]

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Leisure Operator: Fitness Champions

Working with almost 50 councils and Trusts nationwide, Everyone Active boasts an impressive pool portfolio of nearly 100 pools. Marking their 30th anniversary this year, the leisure team has gone from managing a single site in the Midlands to operating 158 leisure centres countrywide. The longest-established leisure provider in the UK, has built on strong […]

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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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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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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 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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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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