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Daily news & jobs: www.leisureopportunities.co.uk New Richard III centre approved


Leicester City Council has approved plans for the cre- ation of a new King Richard III visitor centre in the heart of Leicester’s Old Town. The former Alderman


Newton’s School building at St Martin’s Place will be transformed to house a new exhibition, entitled ‘Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery’ which will guide visitors through the story of the king’s life, brutal death at Bosworth Field in 1485, and the story of his rediscovery. Te £4m project will trans-


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Te project will transform the inside and outside of the Gothic building


form both the inside and outside of the Victorian Gothic building to create two floors of exhibition space and a new covered area allowing visitors access to Richard’s grave.


Designs also include a new courtyard gar-


den, glass entrance hall, viewing balcony, cafe and visitor entry from Peacock Lane. Details: http://lei.sr?a=U7a9g


Pool being too fast is ‘compliment’ says architect


The architects who designed the pool at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge have said comments made by British Swimming – that the pool was “too fast” – were a compliment. Earlier this week, Bill Furniss, head coach of British Swimming, complained that the pool


at Ponds Forge “distorted swimmers’ times”. However, Michael Hall, from architects


FaulknerBrowns – the pool’s designer – said designing a fast pool is the ultimate achieve- ment for architects and that the comments are high praise. Details: http://lei.sr?a=f7g3e


Fitness First plans £77.5m investment


Continued from front cover: Fitness First plans to invest £77.5m in order to renovate tired clubs, explore new fitness ideas and develop 15 new sites in major cities across the world. The move comes as Fitness First’s CEO,


Andy Coslett, looks to revive the business aſter it came close to administration last year. A large portion of the investment will be


spent on the renovation of old clubs, while the company also wants to use the money to test out new ideas, in order to reassert itself in what is now a highly competitive market. It is thought around £44m will be spent to carry out both of these objectives. Te fitness chain, which operates more than


330 clubs across the world, will also spend £29m on opening 15 new sites. Te majority of the new clubs will be based in Asia, although two clubs are also being


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A total of 15 new sites will open in Asia and Europe


planned for Germany, in Hamburg and Berlin. The investment


follows a smaller


introduction of £20m into the UK busi- ness, which was made earlier this year. Details: http://lei.sr?a=f6v5u


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