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London baths set for 2010 reopening
Barrow Council teams
Marshall Street Baths currently undergoing major £25m refurbishment scheme
up with Pulse Fitness
Barrow Borough Council has By Tom Walker
signed a 30-year income share
deal on Park Leisure Centre in Westminster City Council (WCC)
Cumbria with leisure equipment has confirmed that the Marshall
provider Pulse Fitness. According Street Baths in central London
to the North West Evening Mail, will reopen in 2010.
the £1.3m deal will see Pulse Redevelopment work on the
Fitness maintain the centre on site, which has been closed
the proviso the council can buy since 1997 due to safety fears,
out the company. As part of the began in August 2008. The
contract, the all-weather pitch £25m revamp is being carried
at the facility will be converted out by Marshall Street Regen-
into six five-a-side courts and a eration company.
60x40-metre pitch. SG Interior Exterior is acting The facility was closed to the public in 1997 due to safety issues
as the construction manager for
One-to-one training
the project and it will continue restored main pool, a new Partners architects, of which 15
still top fitness trend
to oversee and carry out the fitness club and health suite will form part of an affordable
A report into the trends in build and restoration of the with sauna and multi-purpose housing scheme.
personal fitness training by IDEA listed features for the regenera- dance and exercise studios. WCCs cabinet member for
Health and Fitness has revealed tion of the site. WCC has already signed a adult and community services
one-to-one training and small The new-look facility has management agreement with Ed Argar said: "The redevelop-
group exercise are the most been designed by Finch Nuffield Health, which will ment of this iconic site is not
popular forms of exercise among Forman in collaboration with manage the new facilities on only of historical significance
gym members. The worldwide Fulcrum Consulting and design behalf of the council once the but also of importance to the
membership organisation for firms PSL Structural Projects work has been completed. thousands of residents,
exercise professionals, has and Lucking & Clarke LLP. The scheme will also see 52 businesses and visitors that it
published the results of its 2009 When it reopens, Marshall homes built, which have been will benefit, right in the heart
IDEA Personal Training Fitness Street Baths will include a fully designed by Munkenbeck and of the West End."
Programs and Equipment Trends
Report. The survey shows that
Fullwell Cross
one-to-one personal training is
still the most popular fitness
work complete
FIA confirms Deane’s departure
trend with 98 per cent of Fullwell Cross Leisure By Tom Walker
respondents reporting that they Centre in Ilford, London,
offer it to their clientele. has undergone a After some speculation, the
£350,000 redevelopment. Fitness Industry Association
EHFA reaches 7,000
Alliance Leisure (FIA) has confirmed that chief
member landmark
completed the revamp for executive officer Andrée Deane
The European Health and Vision Redbridge Culture has left the organisation.
Fitness Association (EHFA) has and Leisure, the trust In a short statement, a
continued to expand its which runs the centre on spokesperson confirmed that
membership base and now behalf of the London Deane parted company with Deane became the face of the
represents 7,000 facilities across Borough of Redbridge. the FIA in July, but did not offer industry at government level
22 countries. Two more national Cosmur Construction any reason for her departure.
associations have also joined delivered the project A spokesperson for the FIA chairman or any of the board
EHFA as members – the Danish which included the said: "Andrée has served the members have not been issued
DFHO and the Spanish FNEID. creation of a new fitness industry and the by the FIA."
EHFA executive director Herman two-floor 180sqm association for many years and Deane joined the FIA in 1999
Rutgers said: "We have very (1,938sq ft) 42-station we wish her well in the future. and was responsible for its
ambitious plans in order to get fitness suite. The new gym "This is the only statement public affairs strategy. Before
more people active and we need space has replaced the which will be issued on this her departure, she had become
the support from all the café with the addition of a matter and the FIA would like the face of the industry at
stakeholders in the European mezzanine floor. to stress that any other government level and spear-
industry to make things happen." comments attributed to the headed consumer campaigns.
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