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Issue No 515 £2.00 news & jobs updated daily online
10 November - 23 November 2009 Circulation 23,016 (July 07 – June 08)
Ashmolean Museum relaunches after £61m revamp
By Pete Hayman education centre, conservation
studios and Oxford's first
The Ashmolean Museum of Art rooftop restaurant, The
and Archaeology in Oxford has Ashmolean Dining Room.
reopened, following a major The Western Art galleries in
£61m redevelopment. the original Charles Cockerell-
A 10,000sq m (107,639sq ft) designed Ashmolean building
building – designed by Rick have also reopened after
Mather Architects – has been being closed for 10 months
built in order to double the for refurbishment.
museum's existing display BAM Construction was the
space and will comprise 39 new lead contractor on the project,
galleries, including four which also involved project
temporary exhibition spaces. The original museum building was designed by Charles Cockerell manager Mace; audio-visual
Exhibition design company specialists Machine Shop, New
Metaphor has worked along- objects that are common to the development of ancient Angle and Sysco; lighting
side curators on the develop- different cultures, such as and modern civilisations, designers Kevan Shaw; and
ment of the Crossing Cultures money, reading and writing. including orientation galleries interpretation consultants Tim
Crossing Time strategy, which The upper floors have been to introduce key themes. Gardom Associates. Display
will see the lower ground floor organised in chronological Facilities at the new museum case producers Meyvaert also
galleries explore links between order to allow visitors to chart building will also boast an helped with the scheme.
Pure Gym to unveil new health club in Edinburgh
Wembley posts
Fitness operator to open new Scottish site as part of plans to expand portfolio
£31m losses
Wembley Stadium's
By Luke Tuchscherer package to customers at an owners have posted
affordable price. pre-tax losses of £31m for
Fitness operator Pure Gym is "Similar gym concepts have the year ending 31
poised to open its first health been hugely popular overseas December 2008 after it
club in Edinburgh in December. in countries such as Germany incurred interest pay-
The 170-station, 15,000sq ft and the US and we believe Pure ments totalling £26.2m
(1,394sq m) "no frills" gym – Gym will be very popular and £10.8m in bank fees.
which will feature equipment throughout Scotland." Wembley National
by Matrix Fitness – will be Roberts founded Luminar Stadium Limited now
open 24 hours a day, seven Leisure in 1989 and the Golden plans for the venue to
days a week. Membership will Matrix Fitness has equipped Tulip hotel chain in 2002, which break even within the
start from £12.99 a month. Edinburgh's new Pure Gym was subsequently sold to next five years after
The new health club will also Whitbread in 2007. seeing a £13.1m decrease
boast changing rooms, sunbeds current economic climate, Pure Gym is also opening in total losses to £23m in
and personal trainer services. people from all walks of life are sites in Wolverhampton, Leeds 2008 compared with the
Pure Gym chief executive, watching their budget and we and Manchester and plans to previous year.
Peter Roberts said: "In the are offering the ideal gym have 20 UK sites by 2012.
official official official recruitment
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