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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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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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Urban Cedar Steals The Show

Bristol-based hot tub company Urban Cedar was overwhelmed with sales enquiries recently, after stealing the limelight in an episode of the popular BBC1 programme The Apprentice. The family-run company, which specialises in the design and manufacture of contemporary cedar hot tubs was approached by the BBC in May last year and offered the opportunity to […]

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Olympic Legacy: 50m Pool Stock-Take

We first heard of the successful Olympic bid by London in 2007 there was a general cheer among all sports facility providers, who could see extra work looming, writes Mike Beardall. But the main selling point of staging a UK Olympics was the ’lasting legacy’ which the Government and sports bodies were keen to promote.

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