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PROPERTY Elephant and Castle leisure centre underway

Te foundations for a new lei- sure centre at Elephant and Castle, London have been laid this week, following delays to construction dating back to 2012. The new leisure centre

A 25m pool and splash leisure will feature

Leisure centre in Coventry set for £7.5m extension

Building work has started on a £7.5m extension of a leisure centre in Coventry. Te new plans for Centre AT7 will see

a new 25m swimming pool, splash leisure pool and slides as well as a health suite fea- turing a spa pool, sauna and steam room. The extension will also feature new

changing rooms and a refurbished recep- tion area. Modifications will be made to existing buildings to create new function rooms and offices and there will also be an additional 216 parking spaces at the cen- tre, which is under the ownership of the Coventry and Warwickshire Award Trust. Te work will be undertaken by contrac-

tor Willmott Dixon and is scheduled to be completed by August 2014. Te extension to the current AT7 comes

aſter a somewhat controversial decision to close the nearby Foleshill Leisure Centre, which was in need of major refurbishment work, however the money has been instead invested into the AT7 extension. Te centre was originally built in 1987. Details:

West Park Leisure Centre major upgrade complete

Te £235,000 refurbished West Park leisure centre in Long Eaton, Derbyshire has been officially opened. The refurbishment, which started

in December, was funded by Erewash Borough Council and has seen the centre double its gym size, equipped with 75 pieces of Technogym gym equipment. Te facility has seen a large-scale make-

over including a new toilet and shower area, changing cubicles, replacement wall and floor tiles and a refurbishment of the sauna. Te centre’s Cavendish and Harrington

Suite has also been redecorated. Te new fitness suite offers three zoned areas - car- dio, free weights and resistance equipment, with additional space for a dance studio. Details:


was approved last November but the discovery of human remains on the site pushed back development with the expected opening date pushed back from 2014 to 2015. Construction company,

Balfour Beatty, is currently preparing the ground for the next steps in construction with S&P architects work- ing in partnership with John McAslan in the design of the new centre. Te facilities will fea- ture a six-lane, 25m swimming pool, learner pool, four-court sports hall, gym, exercise

Cabinet members (from leſt) Fiona Colley, Veronica Ward and Peter John

studios, crèche and café. Councillor Fiona Colley at Southwark Council said: “Tere is significant demand for improved leisure facil- ities in the area.” Details:

Cardiff City FC considers expansion

Cardiff City Football Club is considering expanding the Cardiff City Stadium by 11,172 seats, bringing the eventual capacity to 38,000. According to Wales Online

supporters have been con- sulted on potential plans that would see the first stage of development begin as early as September or October this year. Te first phase of expan- sion would see the ground’s Ninian Stand gain an addi- tional tier - with the current roof on the stand being removed before the end of the upcoming season. Following the end of the 2013/2014 season,

Te first phase of the expansion is expected to start as early as September Te club is yet to confirm the plans. A club

5,000 seats would be installed in time for the kick-off of the 2014/2015 season. Following that, 2,500 to 3,000 seats would

be added to both the Canton and Grange ends of the ground respectively.

representative told Leisure Opportunities that “at this stage, the club will be mak- ing no official comment on proposed stadium expansion. Should developments happen then we will advise in due course.” Details:

Colliers appointed to West Country Leisure Sale Te groups a portfolio includes Pontins

Te £10m property portfolio of leisure prop- erties owned by Martyn Harrison – who died in April 2012, will be sold by Colliers International, who has been instructed to conduct the sale on behalf of the trustees of Martyn Leisure.

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holiday park in Weston-super-Mare on the market along with three other hotels - The Hotel Prince Regent & Russell Hotels in Weymouth and another in Sherbourne. Details:

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