Bolsovers’s new Go! Active centre opened earlier this year.

Community Spirit

Fun family fitness is the inspiration behind Bolsover’s brand new health centre – Go! Active – which officially opened in January. The Derbyshire-based pool and spa complex boasts a 25m swimming pool, a children’s pool, complete with a flume ride as well as a thermal spa suite which includes a steam room, sauna, ice fountain […]

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Recipe For Success

Managing ten leisure centres across the East Riding of Yorkshire, East Riding Leisure (ERL) delivers services to some 327,400 residents in the namesake county. Customer visits have almost doubled from 2.8million in 2005/06 to over 5million in 2015/16 and that figure is set to grow even more this year. “Being close to our customers by […]

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Buck Pools

Fit For Purpose

A major new swimming facility has opened in the West Midlands and is on track to become an important new destination for regional competition-level swimming. The £10.5 million revamp of Perdiswell Leisure Centre has, as its centrepiece, a new eight-lane 25m competition standard pool and boasts seating for 284 spectators with a further 118 seats […]

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The opening ceremony of the Olympic Legacy pool at Mount Kelly
school featured a swimming display by members of the Mount Kelly swim squad.

Legacy Pool Gets Royal Approval

A new Olympic Legacy 50m swimming pool at a private boarding school in Devon has been officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal. The pool at Mount Kelly in Tavistock was built in partnership with Sport England through National Lottery funding. HRH The Princess Royal was treated to a swimming display by local primary school […]

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Zero-depth splash pads can offer holiday parks the ‘wow’ factor and can provide the ideal tool for attracting and retaining guests.
Pic: Ustigate Waterplay.

A Bigger Splash

Come rain or shine, water play provides hours of fun for bathers of all ages. From thrilling head-to-toe splashes to gentle sprays and fine mists, aquatic play features go a long way in enhancing the guest experience at holiday parks. Through smart design and a good selection of features, any holiday park can create an […]

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Nerves of Steel

NERVES OF STEEL

The brand new £15 million Crewe Lifestyle Centre opened in April 2016, providing a state-of-the-art sports and community complex in the heart of the town. Wrightfield Pools worked with the main contractors on the project, Kier Construction, to design and install the eight-lane Natare stainless steel pool. “Kier’s approach had been driven by recent issues […]

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Following a £4m new build project, Go! Active at The Arc in
Clowne, Derbyshire held a preview open day to showcase the new facilities.

State-Of-The-Art Leisure Facility Opens

February saw the official opening of the brand new Go! Active at The Arc leisure facility in Clowne, Derbyshire. The £4million centre boasts a 25m swimming pool, a children’s pool and flume, a Play Kingdom, village changing rooms, a changing places accessible changing facility and a thermal suite complete with steam room, sauna, ice fountain […]

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Pool People :Craig Valentine – Health & Safety Support Manager at Bourne Leisure

Craig oversees the leisure teams at each of Bourne Leisure’s 55 sites, including brand names like Haven, Warner and Butlins. His main expertise is in swimming pool safety, encompassing the group’s 122 swimming pools, spas and water play areas. He is also responsible for the safety of large arena events, held at Butlins’ Minehead throughout […]

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Historic Pools of Britain member Brockwell Lido in London experienced its busiest summer season on record in 2016.

Successful First Year For Historic Pools

Historic Pools of Britain celebrated its first full year in 2016, and what a year it was for the organisation that gives a voice to many of the country’s forgotten pools. Made up of 15 member pools, Historic Pools of Britain recognises the significant role that historic pools play in our communities and the contribution […]

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Since opening to the public in July, the centre has seen around 10,000 people using its facilities every week.

Golden Vision

Twice Olympic Gold and Bronze Medallist Swimmer, Rebecca Adlington OBE, officially opened the new £11.9 million Wyre Forest Leisure Centre in Kidderminster in October. The state-of-the-art centre includes a six lane 25m swimming pool, a learner pool with moveable floor, 100 station fitness suite, a six court sports hall, dance studios, climbing wall and outdoor […]

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