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24 Apr 2014
£6m destination spa planned for Rudding Park Hotel Spa & Golf
The privately-owned Rudding Park Hotel Spa & Golf in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, has unveiled plans to build a £6m destination spa to widen its visitor appeal. “We have to keep up,” Peter Banks, managing director of Rudding Park Hotel Spa & Golf, told Spa Opportunities. “We are one of the best hotels in .... More>>
24 Apr 2014
New uni course delves deep into the business of football
The Open University (OU) and The Football League Trust have teamed up to launch a free online short course offering an insight into the business and complexities behind the beautiful game. The Business of Football will be available free of charge to the general public via the OU’s free learning website OpenLearn. The course draws on academic perspectives and interviews with those working in football at traditional .... More>>
24 Apr 2014
Niall McLaughlin Architects wins Natural History Museum redevelopment contest
The Natural History Museum (NHM) has announced Niall McLaughlin Architects, in collaboration with Kim Wilkie, as the winners of their Civic Realm competition to redesign the grounds of the .... More>>
24 Apr 2014
Ben Ainslie launches 'inner-city sailing academy' in Southampton
Olympic sailing champion Ben Ainsley has helped launch a sailing academy in Southampton, which aims to attract young inner-city children to take part in the sport. The new ABP Southampton Sailing Academy was is being funded by Associated British .... More>>
24 Apr 2014
Liverpool reveals £150m Anfield stadium expansion design plans
Liverpool FC has revealed plans for a new look Anfield stadium, set to boost capacity by 13,300 seats at a cost of £150m (US$252m, €182m). Redevelopment of the historic Anfield’s Main Stand – designed by architectural firm KSS – will add an .... More>>
23 Apr 2014
Center Parcs advert controversy sparks calls for debate over term time school holidays
The controversy surrounding a Center Parcs TV advert which fell foul of the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) for offering discount family-themed breaks only available during school-term time, has led to tourism industry calls for a review of the .... More>>
23 Apr 2014
Tour de France UK volunteers all set for Yorkshire showdown
Thousands of volunteers are gearing up for the ride of their life after being selected as the first ever Tour Makers for the UK-leg of the 2014 Tour de France. Tour Makers will operate as the volunteer force to welcome millions of visitors when .... More>>
23 Apr 2014
New attractions lead to record figures for Glasgow Science Centre
Glasgow Science Centre has reaped the rewards of a busy 12 months of new collaborations and installations to achieve a record-breaking year for visitor numbers. The centre reported 305,485 admissions since April 2013, marking a 12 per cent year on .... More>>
23 Apr 2014
Disability sport in England to receive £8m boost
A total of 44 disability sport projects will share an £8m funding boost from Sport England. The grants are part of Sport England's Inclusive Sports Fund and are aimed at creating more opportunities for disabled people to take part. The grants come as the number of disabled people regularly playing sport is on the rise. In December 2013, Sport England's Active People Survey revealed that 1.67 million disabled people – the highest recorded number ever – now play .... More>>
23 Apr 2014
Mark Bremner’s 3d Leisure launches fitness facility at Lambeth Academy
After overcoming several hurdles on its way to launch, it was somewhat fitting that LA ActiveLife leisure centre was opened recently by someone well-acquainted with conquering mountains: the youngest woman to ever climb Mount Everest, Bonita Norries. The project of transforming the sports facilities of Lambeth Academy in Clapham into a community-serving gym was brought to fruition by Mark Bremner’s 3d Leisure. Since the .... More>>
23 Apr 2014
Places for People to oversee major investment projects as part of new contract wins
Places for People Leisure – formerly DC Leisure – has acquired two 15-year contracts to manage and transform leisure facilities on behalf of Mid Sussex District Council and Wycombe District Council. The new partnership with Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) commences on 1 July and will see a multi-million pound investment across The Triangle, Kings and Dolphin leisure centres, with all upgrades scheduled for completion by .... More>>
22 Apr 2014
Most children wouldn't miss competitive aspect of school sport
The majority of UK children would not miss the competitive element of school sport if it was removed, according to a survey by Marylebone Cricket Club and cricket charity Chance to Shine. The study - involving 1,000 children aged between eight and 16 - showed that 64 per cent of children would be relieved, happier or "not bothered" if all school sport was made .... More>>
22 Apr 2014
Dreamland seeks ideal operator for vintage theme park proposal
An operating company is being sought for a £10m ($16.8m, €12.2m) heritage theme park in the UK which will bring together a collection of historic rides. Thanet District Council took ownership of Margate’s Dreamland site – one of the country’s .... More>>
22 Apr 2014
Leisure development activity soars to 11-year high
The UK’s economic recovery has received a welcome shot in the arm from the leisure industry, with development activity in the retail and leisure sector reaching a record high, according to .... More>>
22 Apr 2014
Nike boosts wearable tech software expansion with R&D lab
Sportswear giant Nike has signalled its ambitions to dominate the wearable tech and fitness app market with the opening of a research and development lab in San Francisco, California. The Nike+ Fuel Lab launched earlier this month marks the latest .... More>>
22 Apr 2014
Sport an "important tool" for promoting the UK globally
The House of Lords Committee on Soft Power has highlighted the role sport plays in promoting Britain internationally. In its final report, entitled Persuasion and Power in the Modern World, the committee states that sport has an almost universal appeal that crosses language and cultural .... More>>
22 Apr 2014
Haynes motor museum hopes expansion drives further success
Haynes International Motor Museum in the UK has officially re-opened after a three-year, £5m ($8.4m, €6.1m) transformation, offering a tour through time of some of the greatest cars from around the world, with each room themed by historical period or .... More>>
17 Apr 2014
Speculation soars around IPO of Merlin landlord Nick Leslau
Property investor Nick Leslau – whose company Prestbury Investments own a large chunk of Merlin Entertainments' real estate portfolio – is set to make a return to the London stock exchange with an IPO likely to be worth £1.5bn, according to press reports. Leslau, whose Merlin assets include Thorpe Park, Alton Towers and London’s Madame Tussauds, is being backed by .... More>>
17 Apr 2014
Community initiative launched to train 50,000 'sport leaders'
A new community sport initiative will look to train up 50,000 young people as sport leaders, as part of efforts to increase the number of young people who take part in physical activity. The scheme will be run as a partnership between Asda Community Life, Sports Leaders UK, ukactive and Spirit of 2012 Trust. It .... More>>
17 Apr 2014
Final plans prepared for new £70m WestQuay leisure development
Final plans for a £70m leisure development in Southampton are expected to be put to the city’s council for consideration later this month. Developers Hammerson are seeking to gain final permission for the creation of a new complex at the Watermark WestQuay site – designed by architects ACME – with the .... More>>
17 Apr 2014
£19 million Everyone Active Acton Centre completed
Ealing Council’s £19m redevelopment of Acton Town Hall in west London is complete, with the new leisure centre due to open this Saturday (19 April) after 22 months of construction. The comprehensive redesign – drawn up by S&P Architects and carried out by Willmott Dixon – has resulted in the addition of a .... More>>
17 Apr 2014
Lack of exercise and sport participation prevalent in EU, says new research
More than half of European Union citizens never or seldom take part in exercise or play sport, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey. The research also revealed that the number of people admitting they never exercise or play sport has .... More>>
16 Apr 2014
Dundee aquatic facility spurs city-wide swimming participation
The number of people in Dundee taking part in swimming has jumped 17.5 per cent, with the boom being attributed to the city’s £31m Olympia development. The swimming centre opened in June 2013 and has been an instant hit. City figures show that .... More>>
16 Apr 2014
The Gym Group rockets up the profit charts
The Gym Group has taken 16th place in a Sunday Times financial league table ranking companies according to growth in profits over the last three years. It is the only operator in the list from the health and fitness sector, reinforcing the notion that the budget end of the health club market is .... More>>
16 Apr 2014
Wright & Wright Architects to design Geffrye Museum development
The Geffrye Museum has named Wright & Wright Architects to lead the design of its £14m (€17m, US$23m) development scheme. The project will create new spaces for the museum’s collections and library – set to feature a gallery, cafe and conference facilities as well as a rejuvenation of the current public spaces. .... More>>
16 Apr 2014
Sugar sin bin strikes chord with club members
A west country gym’s new sugar sin bin has inspired more than 100 members to dump their sweet treats and seek nutritional advice on how to live a healthier lifestyle. Staff at theclub at Cadbury House in Congresbury, Somerset decided to launch the amnesty in February on the back of a nationwide media backlash against sugar. In Britain, research shows that the average person consumes about 700g of sugar a week which is .... More>>
16 Apr 2014
Tom Daley Diving Academy to launch in London
Olympic medallist Tom Daley has teamed up with leisure centre and pool operator GLL as part of efforts to create a lasting diving legacy from the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Tom Daley Diving Academy will look to attract both adults and children to take up the sport. The Academy will begin operation at the GLL-managed London Aquatics Centre – where Daley trains as part of his British Diving High Performance Programme – before being introduced at other GLL managed facilities across London and the UK. .... More>>
16 Apr 2014
Katherine Jenkins to be the face (and voice) of new tourism campaign
International singing star Katherine Jenkins will lead a renewed drive to attract overseas visitors to Britain, serving as the figurehead for VisitBritain’s (VB) upcoming Countryside is GREAT campaign. In the lead-up to the tourism agency’s Countryside campaign launching in September, Jenkins will .... More>>
16 Apr 2014
New Banksy piece becomes paid attraction hours after being discovered
A new graffito by renowned street artist Banksy has been removed within hours of being found and put on paid display by an ailing community centre. The artwork, which shows a couple embracing while checking their mobile phones, was confirmed to be a Banksy after the artist posted a photo of it on his website. .... More>>
16 Apr 2014
Gruppe wins Museum of London's architecture competition
Zurich-based architects Gruppe, have been announced as the winners of a competition organised by the Architecture Foundation and the Museum of London (MOL). The winning design was chosen from more than 70 entries from around the world: competitors .... More>>
16 Apr 2014
Council sells land to facilitate £20m intu expansion in Stoke
Council bosses have agreed to sell land to a shopping centre in Stoke to facilitate a £20m expansion leisure project. Despite blocking a similar deal 18 months ago, Stoke-on-Trent City Council plans to sell off 537sq m (5,780sq ft) of land at .... More>>
16 Apr 2014
Life Fitness sets sights on public sector with new appointments
Equipment supplier Life Fitness has strengthened its focus on the public sector through the promotion of Andy McLaughlan as public sector development manager and the appointments of Roger Eldergill and Rebecca Knight as public sector account managers for education. In his new role, McLaughlan will lead the UK Local Authority and Trust Team, creating strong client partnerships to help organisations in the public sector meet .... More>>
16 Apr 2014
Fusion Lifestyle attracts top talent to bolster management team
Two new recruits from leisure giants David Lloyd Leisure and Virgin Active have joined London-based chairty Fusion Lifestyle’s business management team. Following a strong 2013, the company has brought in Ian Cooper as regional business manager and Stephen Wren as divisional business manager to drive standards and deliver a private sector know-how at affordable prices. This year looks set to be another crucial 12 months for the leisure operator, with over £20m of investment being put in to the redevelopment .... More>>
16 Apr 2014
Watford girls school upgrades gym gear
FullerLife Health & Fitness Centre, a community club run by Watford Grammar School for Girls, has been refurbished and relaunched with a new range of equipment supplied by SportsArt Fitness. The FullerLife club is designed to provide a non-intimidating, friendly environment for school pupils, parents and the .... More>>
15 Apr 2014
Big brands must embrace social purpose to thrive in H&F sector: report
A new report from Oxygen Consulting has said that the physical activity sector must “unleash” its social purpose to thrive among the wave of private and budget gyms. The report – a collaboration between Matrix, The Gym Group and ukactive – said that health and fitness clubs must take cues from social purpose-led brands such as Innocent, TOMS and Apple to successfully thrive in the future. The Fitness Sector Social Good .... More>>
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