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Work set to begin on Parkwood Leisure's £3.6m Broughton Astley centre

Construction work on the Broughton Astley Leisure Centre in Leicestershire is set to begin in February 2019, following the appointment of a contractor for the project.

The centre is being developed by Parkwood Leisure, which has appointed Speller Metcalfe to build the £3.6m facility.

Designed by Watson Batty Architects, facilities at the new Broughton Astley Leisure Centre will include a four-court sports hall, floodlit outdoor 3G pitch and a health club with a 70-station gym floor and two group exercise studios.

There will also be a café and an outdoor play area.

Local residents have campaigned for a new centre for nearly three decades and the plans for the facility were finally added to a neighbourhood plan in 2014.

“This is a long sought after development for the residents of Broughton Astley," said Rob Lashford, Speller Metcalfe's regional director.

"As well as the obvious benefits to the local community, the project will also provide work for local employers throughout the build, as well as longer-term job opportunities once the centre opens."

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Construction work on the Broughton Astley Leisure Centre in Leicestershire is set to begin in February 2019, following the appointment of a contractor for the project.
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Total Fitness says it's aiming to take its member experience to "the next level", through
The Women in Fitness Association (WIFA) has launched its UK council today (8 March 2019,
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Sir Hugh Robertson, chairman of the British Olympic Association and a deputy lieutenant of Kent,
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Matrix Fitness UK
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Functional
Having good functional fitness is a lifetime requirement. We speak to operators taking functional fitness back to its roots to aid rehabilitation
Features
Research
The fitness industry in China is growing fast according to The IHRSA Greater China Health Club Report, produced in November 2018 in collaboration with Deloitte China. Kristen Walsh reports
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Cycling
What does the big data around group cycling show? What’s hot, who’s most engaged and what’s up and coming for the year ahead?
Features
ukactive
The sector’s challenge is to focus its collective efforts on the pillars of public life, delivering a beneficial impact for children and young adults, workers and older people, says Steven Ward
Features
Research
Leisure-net’s annual Health and Fitness Omnibus Survey (HAFOS) is now in its 15th year. We talk to Leisure-net’s Mike Hill about what’s changed, and what hasn’t, since 2002
Features
Group Exercise
We look at the current group exercise landscape and ask what’s likely to be trending in the year ahead, as well as tactics club operators can use to improve their results
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With a new update coming out in 2019, Myzone is trailblazing in the fitness wearables market
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EHFF 2019
The sixth European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF), will take place on 3 April 2019 in Cologne, Germany, the day before the start of FIBO. HCM gives a sneak preview
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Retention
Getting retention right is the key to success in gyms with memberships. Paul Bedford has turned retention into a science. We share case studies and top tips from the latest retention research
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Conference Report
The recent Power Plate RISE event (Retention, Insights, Solutions, Engagement) brought together research, expertise and practical solutions, supported by industry speakers Dr Paul Bedford, retention specialist and David Minton, CEO of The Leisure Database Company (TLDC)
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Sweating the details
The ubiquity of screens offers our sector greater reach than ever before. The challenge is to find creative solutions to transform this perceived threat into an opportunity
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People
I don’t think there’s a better way to shred fat and build definition than via group exercise kickboxing/boxing and more importantly, it’s flat-out super fun
People
The new FIBO CAMPUS will have 13 themed sessions, ranging from fitness and health through personnel management to digitisation, offering a line-up for visitors – be they gym operators, physiotherapists or trainers
People
A couple of years ago, I attended a women’s leadership summit at IHRSA. I really enjoyed being in a room with female business leaders and left inspired to do more of that kind of activity, but couldn’t find an outlet
People
We’re seeing more big box gyms opening boutique-style offerings within their clubs. The question is, can they be good at delivering one thing when they have all the other gym operations to deliver? Because let’s be honest – if they can do that, our concept is in trouble!
People
That’s the biggest change I see in the fitness industry now: these young people come up with a new concept and they get capital to launch it, as opposed to the old days when you were under-financed.”
People
In London, people are familiar with the boutique concept, but elsewhere it’s still relatively new, so initially it was a challenge to educate people in Manchester about our benefits, when they were used to paying budget club prices
People
Our education programme, Mind Set, covers everything from gut health and weight management to positive psychology and behaviour change
People
We raised around £20m of capital for our first Social Impact Fund. We’re on course to receive outcomes payments of about £60m, with predicted savings to government of about £130m
People
As an operator, you need to pick your price point and do what you can for that, but do it really well. We have great quality facilities, but what we offer isn’t luxury
People
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