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400,000+ readers leisure opportunities 24 january – 6 february 2012 ISSUE 572 Daily news & jobs: £12.2m pool opens in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council (BCC) and DC Leisure have launched the new £12.2m Harborne Pool and Fitness Centre, which has been devel- oped on the site of the city’s former Harborne Baths. Te facility is the first new

public swimming pool built in Birmingham for more than 20 years. Wates Construction delivered the new venue and architects Saunders Boston were behind the design. Harborne Pool and Fitness

Centre boasts a 25m, six-lane swimming pool and a learner pool – in addition to a 70-sta- tion adult fitness suite that has been equipped by Pulse, PowerPlate and Trixter. Facilities also include a large dance and aero-

bics studio and a smaller gym for young people aged between eight- and 16-years old. An offi- cial opening is planned for 28 January.

NGB opposes Handball Arena name change

British Handball has announced the launch of a campaign to retain the name of London’s Olympic Handball Arena, following a decision to rebrand it as Te Copper Box. Te 7,000-seat arena has been given

the new name to reflect the materials used in its creation, but the national governing body said it could hinder the sport’s ‘continued growth’. British Handball chief executive

Paul Goodwin said the 2012 Games provided the chance for handball to increase its popularity in the UK. Read more:


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Te spa features a total of seven treatment rooms

February unveiling for Fletcher’s Cottage spa

A 750sq m (8,000sq ſt) day spa is to open in February at the Archerfield Links champi- onship golf course near Edinburgh. Facilities at the spa, which were designed

DC Leisure has been appointed to operate the £12.2m leisure complex DC Leisure was appointed by the local

authority to operate the venue in December as part of a 10-year management contract, which includes the option of a five-year extension.

GLL launches new budget gym

Leisure trust GLL has opened its first stand- alone budget gym in Bexleyheath, London. Gym Bexleyheath houses 92 pieces of the

Technogym cardiovascular and resistance equipment, a dedicated free weights and stretch area, plus modern changing facilities. In order to keep costs to a minimum the

reception area is self-service – although the gym will be staffed at all times. Te cost of membership has been set at £19.95 a month. GLL initially entered the budget club sector

with its Gym-London brand in 2008 but so far the concept has worked mainly as an option for members to gain limited, gym-only access at full-service centres operated by GLL.

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Te new standalone budget health club is GLL’s first GLL operations director Andy McCabe

said: “Te concept behind Gym Bexleyheath sits well with our corporate commitment to making high quality leisure facilities more accessible.” Read more:

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and supplied by Nola 7, include a marine salt steam room, a herbal aroma sauna and contrast adventure showers. Te spa also boasts a total of seven treat-

ment rooms – including a double treatment room and a salt brick inhalation room – as well as a large relaxation lounge with a wood burning oven and a secret walled gar- den with two seaweed bathing houses.

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