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, .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
The digital revolution may well be upon us, but health and fitness consumers buying wearable tech still prefer to make their purchase in-store than from the company’s website, according to new research from Nielsen. .... More>>
Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs has appointed Mark Reynolds to serve as regional manager covering two of the group’s locations – The Shrewsbury Club and Holmer Park Health Club & Spa in Hereford – hoping to .... More>>
Doncaster health club Eco Fitness has added some star power to its training staff with the addition of rugby league player Jon Goddard.
Goddard, who plied his trade for Hull KR, Castleford and Halifax before turning .... More>>
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