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The centre’s eight-lane, 50m pool can also be divided into two 25m pools
mountbatten centre is now open
The Mountbatten Centre’s fi tness A dance studio, function room and
facilities have re-opened in Portsmouth club rooms have also been built. A
following the completion of a £20m new entrance, reception area and
refurbishment project. refurbished catering area complete
The Mountbatten Centre offers a the redevelopment, carried out by
50m, eight-lane swimming pool with a construction fi rm Kier Southern.
moveable fl oor and submersible boom, The project was funded by
allowing two 25m pools to be created. Portsmouth City Council and a £5.49m
The centre also features a 12.5m grant from Sports England. Now
teaching pool, 200-seat viewing area, a complete, Parkwood Leisure will manage
150-station Technogym-equipped fi tness the centre and its adjacent Gymnastics
facility, a steamroom, spa and treatment Centre – which opened in February – on
rooms, and changing rooms. a 25-year contract.
The existing sports hall has benefi ted The opening of the centre has resulted
from a new semi-sprung fl oor and in the closure of the Victoria Leisure
improved lighting, while the athletics Centre, so the land can be sold to help
and cycle tracks have been resurfaced. fund the Mountbatten revamp.
skillsactive’s annual industry survey launched
SkillsActive’s sixth Working in Fitness new, as well as retain existing staff.
Survey – one of the largest annual Jean-Ann Marnoch, registrar of REPs,
surveys of people working in the UK says: “It’s really important that as
health and fi tness sector – has been many people take part as possible to
launched online. get a good representation of jobs in
Conducted by SkillsActive and REPs, the industry and to be able to identify
the online survey has been created to issues at a local level.”
provide an insight into how the fi tness The survey will run from 18 May
industry rewards its workforce, as to 17 July 2009 and is open to any
well as looking at salary levels and job full-time, part-time, or self-employed
satisfaction among staff. One purpose fi tness professional. The results will be
of the survey is to fi nd out whether reported at Leisure Industry Week at
the industry is doing enough to attract the NEC, Birmingham in September.
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