Work starts on Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre

A £9.5m leisure centre is being constructed in Waltham Abbey. Places for People Leisure were awarded the

20 year design, build, operate and maintain contract for the new Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre by Epping Forest District Council, along with their construction partners Pellikaan Construction and architects Pozzoni. The centre has been designed with a green

roof to complement the surrounding recreational ground and will feature an 80-

station fitness suite, 25m six lane pool with 15m learner pool, exercise and group cycling studio, a community room, and café. The centre will also feature a dedicated virtual

cycling studio with classes led by Les Mills virtual master trainers, enabling customers to take part in classes whenever they want to. The new centre is due to open in winter

2018. The current Waltham Abbey Swimming Pool recently received investment to improve the customer experience and will remain

open and fully operational until the new centre opens. “We are investing in our community and

our future. Coming hard on the heels of the recently refurbished and extended museum in Sun Street and the development of the brand new Epping Forest Shopping Park in Loughton, Epping Forest District Council is signalling its intent in the best possible way,” says councillor Helen Kane, cabinet member for leisure at Epping Forest District Council.

University launches first satellite gym

The University of Edinburgh has launched its first satellite gym at its Easter Bush campus. The 250sq m gym is part of the new £32m

Roslin Innovation Centre, which has been designed to support research in the Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Agri Tech and One Health industries and is part of Europe's largest concentration of animal science related expertise. Situated seven miles from the city centre, the

Easter Bush site features a wide range of Precor equipment, including the new Experience Series 700 Line treadmills, EFX with Converging CrossRamps and award-winning Adaptive Motion Trainers. The gym is open to students studying at the

Easter Bush site as well as staff and students from the main campus.


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