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Picture this...

From big budget projects to modest but clever remodelling, Abigail Harris takes a look at a range of visually spectacular refurbishments

Published in Health Club Management 2014 issue 7

Fully functional

Site: City Fitness and Wellbeing Centre, London
Operator: Nuffield Health
Project developer: Escape
Cost: Not disclosed

Design: Based on member feedback, the café was redeveloped to create a multi-use area for group and team training, PT and physio rehab work. Old flooring was removed and multi-use durable flooring, with Nuffield Health’s name and logo, installed along with functional training equipment including Dynamax balls, Eleiko kettlebells, battle ropes, Reebok medicine balls, core bags, ViPRs, TRX suspension and Rip. A new floor-to-ceiling glass door was installed to allow all gym visitors to view the new-look area.

BEFORE: The café made way for the new functional area
BEFORE: The café made way for the new functional area
AFTER: The new area was created in response to member feedback
AFTER: The new area was created in response to member feedback

Extended offering

Site: Bridgend Recreation Centre, Wales
Operator: SLM - Everyone Active
Project developer: Pulse
Cost: £4.5m

Design: The exterior of the ageing 1970s building has been transformed and the interior completely redesigned, including relocation of the entrance and the creation of a new café and viewing area.

The fitness suite was also relocated and enlarged to 100 stations, and gym users now benefit from new, inclusive changing rooms. Exercise studios have been created too, as well as a 10-metre climbing wall and a new conference room.

The sports hall has been redeveloped into a two-storey library, play kingdom and four-court sports hall. A luxurious thermal suite and spa in the former first floor lobby area – which includes an aromatherapy room, steamroom, ice igloo, rock sauna, bio-sauna and plunge pool – adds to the ‘private club’ feel of the centre.

BEFORE: The Bridgend centre
BEFORE: The Bridgend centre
AFTER: The Bridgend centre now has an ultra-modern exterior
AFTER: The Bridgend centre now has an ultra-modern exterior
AFTER: The centre’s fitness suite was relocated and expanded to 100 stations, with Pulse supplying the equipment
AFTER: The centre’s fitness suite was relocated and expanded to 100 stations, with Pulse supplying the equipment
AFTER: The interior has been totally redesigned, including a new café
AFTER: The interior has been totally redesigned, including a new café

Maximising space

Site: Ruthin Leisure Centre (dual use school site), Denbighshire, Wales
Operator: Ruthin Denbighshire Council
Project developer: Alliance Leisure
Cost: £1.4m

Design: Removal of existing all-weather pitch at the front of the building, replaced with an extension to the existing pool hall to create a new entrance, reception and viewing area, as well as a brand new 120sq m, 26-station fitness suite for members of the public. Changing facilities were also created to serve the gym and allow public access to the pool outside of school hours. A sand-dressed all-weather pitch with fencing and floodlighting was also created to the back of the building.

The original small, 50sq m gym is still used by the school during the day, though student memberships are also offered in the new gym.

BEFORE: The existing pitch was removed to make way for an external facelift
BEFORE: The existing pitch was removed to make way for an external facelift
AFTER: The dual-use site now offers a welcoming reception and viewing area
AFTER: The dual-use site now offers a welcoming reception and viewing area
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We review some recent club refurbs
People
HCM people

Ben Gotting & Dave Thomas

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Because of our strong focus on community and inclusivity our members really do range from unemployed, and even homeless, to CEOs and board members of major institutions and celebrities
People
Empowering our instructors is our next big task. This is an incredibly dedicated, loyal group of people and there’s a big opportunity to do something very special with them
People
HCM people

Elodie Garamond

Le Tigre: founder
We now have eight sites and offer retreats, such as a retreat in a Moroccan palace and a French chateaux-based yin yoga and writing retreat
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features

Picture this...

From big budget projects to modest but clever remodelling, Abigail Harris takes a look at a range of visually spectacular refurbishments

Published in Health Club Management 2014 issue 7

Fully functional

Site: City Fitness and Wellbeing Centre, London
Operator: Nuffield Health
Project developer: Escape
Cost: Not disclosed

Design: Based on member feedback, the café was redeveloped to create a multi-use area for group and team training, PT and physio rehab work. Old flooring was removed and multi-use durable flooring, with Nuffield Health’s name and logo, installed along with functional training equipment including Dynamax balls, Eleiko kettlebells, battle ropes, Reebok medicine balls, core bags, ViPRs, TRX suspension and Rip. A new floor-to-ceiling glass door was installed to allow all gym visitors to view the new-look area.

BEFORE: The café made way for the new functional area
BEFORE: The café made way for the new functional area
AFTER: The new area was created in response to member feedback
AFTER: The new area was created in response to member feedback

Extended offering

Site: Bridgend Recreation Centre, Wales
Operator: SLM - Everyone Active
Project developer: Pulse
Cost: £4.5m

Design: The exterior of the ageing 1970s building has been transformed and the interior completely redesigned, including relocation of the entrance and the creation of a new café and viewing area.

The fitness suite was also relocated and enlarged to 100 stations, and gym users now benefit from new, inclusive changing rooms. Exercise studios have been created too, as well as a 10-metre climbing wall and a new conference room.

The sports hall has been redeveloped into a two-storey library, play kingdom and four-court sports hall. A luxurious thermal suite and spa in the former first floor lobby area – which includes an aromatherapy room, steamroom, ice igloo, rock sauna, bio-sauna and plunge pool – adds to the ‘private club’ feel of the centre.

BEFORE: The Bridgend centre
BEFORE: The Bridgend centre
AFTER: The Bridgend centre now has an ultra-modern exterior
AFTER: The Bridgend centre now has an ultra-modern exterior
AFTER: The centre’s fitness suite was relocated and expanded to 100 stations, with Pulse supplying the equipment
AFTER: The centre’s fitness suite was relocated and expanded to 100 stations, with Pulse supplying the equipment
AFTER: The interior has been totally redesigned, including a new café
AFTER: The interior has been totally redesigned, including a new café

Maximising space

Site: Ruthin Leisure Centre (dual use school site), Denbighshire, Wales
Operator: Ruthin Denbighshire Council
Project developer: Alliance Leisure
Cost: £1.4m

Design: Removal of existing all-weather pitch at the front of the building, replaced with an extension to the existing pool hall to create a new entrance, reception and viewing area, as well as a brand new 120sq m, 26-station fitness suite for members of the public. Changing facilities were also created to serve the gym and allow public access to the pool outside of school hours. A sand-dressed all-weather pitch with fencing and floodlighting was also created to the back of the building.

The original small, 50sq m gym is still used by the school during the day, though student memberships are also offered in the new gym.

BEFORE: The existing pitch was removed to make way for an external facelift
BEFORE: The existing pitch was removed to make way for an external facelift
AFTER: The dual-use site now offers a welcoming reception and viewing area
AFTER: The dual-use site now offers a welcoming reception and viewing area
http://www.leisureopportunities.com/images/HCM2014_7refurb.jpg
We review some recent club refurbs
Latest News
New York’s Blum Center for Health, a functional health facility, is offering a personalised, non-invasive, ...
Latest News
US-based fitness franchise UFC Gym has opened its first European club. The 18,000sq ft (1,670sq ...
Latest News
Public Health England (PHE) and the Centre for Ageing Better (CAB) have set out their ...
Latest News
Physical activity bodies ukactive and EuropeActive have agreed to strengthen their partnership in the event ...
Latest News
The first-ever FIBO Southeast Asia fitness event will be held in Singapore next year. Taking ...
Latest News
Cancer survivors should undertake a minimum of 90 minutes of aerobic and resistance training each ...
Latest News
Thrive Global, the wellness and behaviour change tech firm founded by Arianna Huffington, has acquired ...
Latest News
Regular exercise is highly beneficial for all patients with cardiovascular disease regardless of age. A ...
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Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Does your fitness studio contain the cure to 21st-century living?
What’s the secret ingredient that makes a live group fitness experience so powerful? And how can clubs unlock it?
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: 30 and thriving: Physical Company celebrates landmark anniversary
Physical Company, a specialist equipment supplier based in the UK, has celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Stages Indoor Cycling
Stages Indoor Cycling is a product and technology company that is 100% focused on creating ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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