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Council takes court action over faulty leisure complex

Local Scottish authority Dumfries and Galloway Council will take court action against contractor Kier Northern over a number of problems with the DG One leisure centre, which opened in 2008 at a cost of £17m. A detailed report by independent technical

experts found the cost of addressing defects in the gym, games hall, bar, swimming pool and changing village would total £3.7m. At its policy and resources committee meeting on 22 January, the council voted to take court action to recover £6m for remedial works and other reasonable costs and losses. Details:

A six-month project has seen a number of Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centres refurbished, refitted and expanded with medical clinics as part of an £8m investment. Seventeen of Nuffield’s 65

centres across England and Scotland benefited from the revamp, with three of the redeveloped centres receiving investments of at least £1m. At the Glasgow Central

Centre, £780,000 was spent refurbishing showers, redecorating the gym and group cycling studio, and adding a medical clinic, bar and restaurant. Surbiton benefited from £1m, spent on new changing rooms, a sauna in the female changing rooms, a K1 gym floor, new functional training area and a complete refurbishment of the bar.

The centre was designed by Cre8 Architecture

Linwood’s £24m ON-X centre to open in March

The new ON-X community leisure complex in Linwood, Renfrewshire, Scotland will open its doors on 25 March. Designed by Cre8 Architecture, the

centre has been designed to be the region’s primary leisure hub and houses a 600sq m (6,500sq ft) health club with four group exercise studios and three pool areas: a 25m, six-lane competition pool; a 15m learner pool; and a leisure pool. Outdoor facilities at the centre will

include an eight-lane, all-weather athletics arena. Details:

Pure Gym launches new app for iPhones

Budget group Pure Gym has launched an iPhone app, with an Android version set to follow later this year. The free app, available at the Apple

online store, enables users to locate the nearest Pure Gym, book and cancel classes, refer friends and access fitness tips from personal trainers. Instruction videos filmed with Pure Gym’s equipment provider Matrix explain how to use each piece of kit, and QR codes on individual machines link users to this information easily. Details:

8 énergie Scotland to launch eight new clubs

The énergie Group Scotland is to become Scotland’s biggest fitness operator as it prepares for eight new club openings in the country during 2013. The group’s port folio

currently includes 14 clubs and gyms from the énergie Fit4less, Fitness for Women and Fitness Clubs brands. Recent openings include a new Fit4less in East Kilbride, which was formerly a Fitness First, as well as a Fitness for Women club in Galashiels. The East Kilbride Fit4less opened in December – an 1,672sq m (18,000sq ft) space that includes the latest Precor and TKO equipment, extensive cardio, free weights, resistance and freestyle areas and exercise classes. Elsewhere, the new Fitness for Women club in Galashiels consists of a 279sq m (3,000sq

Works included new installations such as functional training spaces Managing director of Nuffield Health Laura

Kerby says: “The industry is constantly evolving, with ‘bigger and better’ a common theme. At Nuffield Health, we pride ourselves on making sure members have the right environment, as well as the best facilities and services.” Details:

UK NEWS Nuffield invests £8m in centres

énergie Group plans to become Scotland’s largest fitness operator

ft) space and includes the hydraulic weight loss circuit and a fitness studio for daily classes. The opening consisted of two phases, the second being the opening of the club’s mezzanine floor to offer additional services and facilities. Details:

Work completed on Soar Valley centre It is the second of two centres operated

Fusion Lifestyle has completed a £350,000 redevelopment of Soar Valley Leisure Centre in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire. A brand new fitness studio and health suite

has been added, while the reception and pool viewing areas have also been refurbished.

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by Fusion on behalf of Charnwood Borough Council that have received upgrades in the past six months. Last year, Loughborough Leisure Centre benefitted from a new 75-station gym and studios. Details:

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