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 and snail shower. The preview weekend saw more than 6,000 visitors pass through the doors, and the current membership stands at more than 3,100 just a couple of weeks after opening, with numbers continuing to grow.
The facility is owned and operated by Bolsover District Council, in partnership with Strategic Leisure Development (SLD) partner Pulse. The Pulse Group was appointed as the council’s SLD partner in 2015 and has been responsible for all aspects of the project, including the design and build, supplying and installing new gym equipment and assisting with sales and marketing. “We are delighted to have opened this fantastic facility, following a successful working partnership with Bolsover District Council,” says Chris Johnson, Managing Director for Pulse. “Go! Active is truly a leisure facility fit for the whole community and we are thrilled to see so many people walking through the doors already.”