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Places for People Leisure seals naming rights deal for £25m leisure centre

Social enterprise Places for People has secured the naming rights to a new £25m leisure centre in Hampshire.

Places for People Leisure will operate the new centre on behalf of owner Eastleigh Borough Council (EBC) in a 20-year deal which will see the name 'Places Leisure Eastleigh' above the door.

The facility will replace the 43-year-old Fleming Park Leisure Centre and is set to open to the public before the end of the year.

A spokesperson for EBC said the partnership with Places for People Leisure will generate a guaranteed income stream for the council. “The naming rights funding will be ringfenced for the council’s pioneering HealthWorks team, who provide healthy lifestyle advice and assessments to target groups within the borough," he said.

“The team will be based at a new purpose-built health hub within the new leisure centre.

"The deal means that the venue’s construction comes at no cost to local council taxpayers and is an example of our nationally recognised asset management programme which generates £5.5m a year towards local services."

The centre will house an eight-lane, 25m swimming pool, a learner pool with an adjustable floor, a sports hall with 15 badminton courts, and a health club with a large gym floor and group exercise studios.

Sandra Dodd, CEO of Places for People Leisure, added: “Being awarded the contract to operate Places Leisure Eastleigh for the next 20 years has given us an opportunity to showcase our brand in one of the finest leisure facilities in the UK.

"Our team are incredibly excited about working in this superb new venue and look forward to welcoming existing and new customers when we open.”

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A new £25m leisure centre, currently under construction in Eastleigh, Hampshire, is set to open to the public before the end of the year.
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The new centre will house an eight-lane, 25m swimming pool and large health club
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Fitness On Demand
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Features
Gym design
We take a closer look at Trainyard Gym, the stunning street-art inspired, recently opened 3,500sq m Shangri-La health club in Hotel Jen, Beijing
Features
Retention
Member retention is often a challenge, with operators typically losing 50 per cent of their membership annually. But a close look at the habits of clubs with impressive retention rates suggests that how you communicate with members significantly impacts their loyalty
Features
IHRSA update
Last June, executive VP of fitness for private-equity firm New Evolution Ventures (NeV) Derek Gallup became chair of IHRSA. Here, Gallup, who has worked in the industry for more than 20 years, provides an insight into NeV’s operations and shares his intentions for his time at IHRSA
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Sponsored briefing
With the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the horizon, Paul Simpson, chief operating officer of Legend Club Management Systems, explains why it’s vital operators take action on how they store and secure all member data
Features
Changing rooms
Gender neutrality has never been more topical, with high-profile restaurants and museums recently replacing their male and female toilets with gender-neutral facilities. We explore if it is time for all gyms to swap single-sex communal changing spaces for gender-neutral facilities
Features
Research
A new study by researchers at the British Psychological Society suggests that personality type can impact the effectiveness of a person’s exercise regime as it influences their preferred workout style, frequency and location
Features
Fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest health and fitness products and services
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ukactive update
Following the release of a new report on mental health in the workplace, ukactive’s public affairs director Huw Edwards, highlights physical activity’s role in workplace wellbeing
Features
Fitness foresight
Health Club Management’s annual Fitness ForesightTM looks at the key trends, influences and opportunities shaping the health and fitness sector over the coming year – and beyond
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ukactive update
As a new year begins, ukactive’s CEO Steve Ward explains the not-for-profit’s plans for making 2018 the year that physical activity makes its biggest impact in society to date
Features
Consumer trends
Aged 21 years or younger, Generation Z are the next customers and employees of health clubs worldwide. Tom Walker asks generational researcher Denise Villa, PhD, how this tech-savvy and social media-driven generation will affect the industry
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People
Interview
WeWork’s mission is to humanise work, so putting the social experience at the centre of fitness is how we intend to reinvent the traditional gym experience
People
People profile
We want to help gym operators to leverage their space and maximise their earning potential
People
Interview
I don’t quite understand why others in the sector have decided that staffing is the best place to cut costs. Low cost airlines don’t reduce costs by removing the pilot and the flight crew
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People profile
The technology they have at nanoM can help to pinpoint potential issues before you even know about them
People
People profile
For gyms looking to engage with this demographic, they need to make socialising part of the mix… they at least need to have somewhere where they can offer people a cup of tea after the class
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Interview
We took the team away for three days and asked them, ‘what does the future look like?’ What we came up with was a 360-degree wellness concept
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People profile
Clear plans for a future capital realisation event, innovations such as ‘thé Yard’ and ambitious growth plans make this an exciting time to be joining énergie
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Interview
I’ve found that if you offer a great product, pair it with the right marketing tailored to the right target group, and you remain open to feedback, it will eventually work
People
People profile
We allocate a fitness coach to every single member and offer all members a training session with their coach every single month
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Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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Exercise equipment
Precor: Exercise equipment
Clothing/promotional merchandise
Taylor Made Designs: Clothing/promotional merchandise
Retail solutions
Swimrite Supplies Ltd / SRS Leisure: Retail solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Skincare
Clarins: Skincare
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Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers
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Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Limited: Computer solutions
Fitness assesment
MYZONE: Fitness assesment
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: Data and technology theme for active-net 2018
Data and the use of technology to enhance participation will be the theme of active-net 2018.
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: Elevate 2018 will feature new thought leadership conference alongside trade exhibition
Thanks to increasing industry support Elevate, the UK’s largest physical activity trade event, has announced details of a new thought leadership conference.
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