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£7.5m leisure centre complete with London Olympics pool opens in Birmingham

Pool equipment from the London 2012 Olympics has found a new home following the opening of a £7.5m (US$9.8m, €8.4m) leisure centre in Birmingham.

In 2014, Birmingham City Council bought equipment from one of the Olympic training pools used during the London Games, bidding £200,000 (US$262,300, €223,330) for the tank, heating system and filters.

The equipment is now back in use as part of the new Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre, which was opened by former Olympian Colin Jackson.

The facility, which will be operated by Places for People Leisure, includes a six-lane 25m pool with viewing areas, a learner pool, an 80-station fitness suite, dance studios, sauna and steam facilities, cafe, and community room.

It is the latest of five pools either being built or rebuilt in the city.

The centre was designed and built by Roberts Limbrick Architects and Pellikaan Construction respectively and will be managed by Places for People on behalf of the council for the next 15 years.

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Pool equipment from the London 2012 Olympics has found a new home following the opening of a £7.5m (US$9.8m, €8.4m) leisure centre in Birmingham.
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Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre / Places for People Leisure
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People profile
Argos aims to encourage the nation to adopt a healthier lifestyle through our products and education
Features
IHRSA update
The Asia Pacific health club market is now worth US$16.8 billion, according to an exceptional new report. IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh shares some of the highlights
Features
Interview
With knife crime growing in the UK, two entrepreneurs decided a new approach was needed. Ben Wintour, co-founder of Steel Warriors, speaks to Kath Hudson about turning confiscated knives into street gyms for callisthenics
Features
People
Interview
My wife Colleen put a huge effort into getting the first gym off the ground. We had to work pretty hard and there was no goofing around – times were tough - Les Mills
People
Interview
The workout has to be engaging, and that’s what the Lagree Fitness Method is designed to be. If you go to the gym and watch TV on the treadmill for an hour, I don’t think that’s fitness
People
People profile
I’m hugely excited to launch our new two-week Revive programme in Harrods. It’s just the start of the unique programming we’re going to deliver in The Wellness Clinic
People
People profile
Loughborough’s new hotel will have altitude bedrooms designed to improve performance by up to 5 per cent
People
Interview
One of the benefits of our IPO is that people who work for the company have the chance to be shareholders. It’s driving incredibly high retention rates because people feel ownership of the business
People
People profile
We’ll use integrated landscapes and natural materials to communicate a healthy lifestyle - Dan Meis
People
Interview
So many of the women we used for our research reported negative experiences with gyms and suggested we create the space to be as unlike a gym as possible!
People
Interview
We launched a functional training concept called Escalate, that combines non-powered cardio with metabolic conditioning, working around a grid system. We have a fantastic, fluid studio design for this – a huge, immersive space that opens out onto the gym floor
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People profile
Our research, published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, showed certain types of exercise trigger greater fat-burning
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Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: Free your space with EXF bespoke storage solutions
With an ever-increasing number of accessories now available to create a dynamic functional training space, storage is becoming a problem for many gym owners and operators.
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: Alliance Leisure launches new training and marketing brand
In response to the continued success of Alliance Leisure’s client support services, the organisation has relaunched this part of the business under a new brand.
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Company profiles
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Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
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Ojmar: Locking solutions
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SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Computer solutions
Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Limited: Computer solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Club management software
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Retail solutions
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Property & Tenders
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Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
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The Principal, Manchester,
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