A local leisure centre is now officially under the management of an award-winning leisure operator.
Everyone Active has taken on the management of The Dolphin Centre today (Friday 1st September), after agreeing a 21-year contract with Bromsgrove District Council to deliver leisure services across the town.
The brand new sports and leisure centre, which has been developed by a partnership of Bromsgrove District Council and construction company Morgan Sindall, will form part of the over £100m regeneration project to build a Better Bromsgrove. That initiative is revitalising Bromsgrove to create an attractive and vibrant centre at the heart of a thriving market town.
Bromsgrove Sports and Leisure Centre will offer an extensive range of activities to get the local community active. The site will include a climbing centre with 15 different routes and will be one of the largest climbing facilities in Worcestershire, offering a vast range of climbing challenges for all the family. The fitness suite will host over 100-stations, which is double the size of the current gym at The Dolphin Centre.
The new centre will also benefit from three group exercise studios that will deliver a wide range of classes for the local community. As well as a six lane 25m pool and learner pool with moveable floor, the centre will offer spa facilities, including a jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms.
Cllr Peter Whittaker, whose portfolio covers Leisure Services, said: “The handing over of the Dolphin Centre really marks the end of an era. It has served us well over the last few decades but now it is time to call it a day. We are very excited about Everyone Active taking the reins as part of this planned move to the new leisure centre.”
Neil Cowdrey, Everyone Active’s contract manager said: “We are delighted to have officially taken over the management of the Dolphin Centre. As the longest established leisure operator in the UK, we are dedicated to providing extensive leisure opportunities in the areas we operate in and we are proud to support the Council’s Better Bromsgrove regeneration project.
“The brand new Bromsgrove Sports and Leisure Centre will be a fantastic facility for the community to enjoy and we are looking forward to supporting the local community on their journey to leading healthier, more active lifestyles.”
Everyone Active will be honouring all current members’ prices until March 2018. All existing staff are also due to be retained by Everyone Active.
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