The Leisure Media Company Ltd
The Leisure Media Company Ltd
The Leisure Media Company Ltd

BH Live to reopen former Virgin Active club following £1m revamp

BH Live, a social enterprise which operates leisure facilities across the South of England, is set to open a new health club in Corfe Mullen, East Dorset this month.

The site – previously operated by Virgin Active – includes a large gym floor, exercise studios, a 25m swimming pool and outdoor tennis courts.

The property has been unoccupied for more than two years since Virgin Active shuttered the club in February 2014.

The opening, on 14 November, follows a £1m redevelopment programme at the site, which has seen the pool being upgraded and the existing gym being expanded and fitted with new Life Fitness equipment and a MyZone system.

Called BH Live Active Corf Mullen, the centre will have an emphasis on health and wellbeing, with a number of activities being delivered in partnership with local healthcare providers.

An exercise referral activity programme will be put in place to encourage people with health conditions get more active and the site will also cater for families with a new soft play zone being installed for pre-school children.

BH Live Active’s 813 Club – for families with children aged between eight and 13 – will also be launched, in order to encourage young people and families to get more active together. A learn-to-swim programme for adults and children will begin in 2017.

“The wait is almost over and we are really looking forward to opening the doors to this fabulous new centre,” said Peter Gunn, BH Live’s CEO.

“We have had phenomenal support from the local authorities, community and businesses while the improvements have been taking place.

“As the centre’s transformation nears completion, we continue to explore further expansion opportunities across the south of England during 2017.”

BH Live  fitness 
Related stories
11 Feb 2016

Diversification key to competing with ‘mega-trusts’, says BH Live chief

05 Aug 2013

BH Live to take over Portsmouth's Pyramids Centre

BH Live, a social enterprise which operates leisure facilities across the South of England, is set to open a new health club in Corfe Mullen, East Dorset this month. The site – previously operated by Virgin Active – includes a large gym floor, exercise studios, a 25m swimming pool and outdoor tennis courts. The property has been unoccupied for more than two years since Virgin Active shuttered the club in
HAF,PUB
The centre will have an emphasis on health and wellbeing and will look to encourage young people and families to get more active together
More news
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7795     
 
 
 
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7795     
 
 
 
company profile
Company profile: The Wellness
Through boundless insights, The Wellness specialises in innovation and sustainability of design, engineering, construction and after-sales services of spa, pools, fitness, leisure and other spaces for the hospitality and wellness industries.
Try cladmag for free!
Sign up with CLAD to receive our regular ezine, instant news alerts, free digital subscriptions to CLADweek, CLADmag and CLADbook and to request a free sample of the next issue of CLADmag.
sign up
The museum will appear to rise from the ground, with the green roof acting as an extension to the park
"You can see the torch displayed in the window, like a beautiful piece of jewellery"

The architects behind the new Statue of Liberty Museum

Large communal areas such as the living room, kitchen and courtyard bring the family together
"I firmly believe that homes are for children as much as they are for adults"

Alex Michaelis and his partner have seven children. He designed their home to be full of fun

Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
To advertise in our catalogue gallery: call +44(0)1462 431385
features
Arup engineer Andrew Lawrence described the Smile as “the most complex CLT structure ever built”
Alison Brooks
"The profession is changing"

We need to help the public understand that architects are on their side, argues The Smile designer

The 85m-high sloped roof at the Amager Resource Center doubles as a ski slope
Brian Yang
"You can be an intern on your first day and be expected to contribute to the design conversation. That’s something driven strongly by Bjarke."

How the idea of putting a ski slope on a factory roof was born

Beacher visited several Zaha Hadid buildings for design inspiration
"I fell in love with Zaha Hadid"

Black Panther set designer Hannah Beachler

features
Ben van Berkel believes practices will all become ‘arch tech’ firms
"We’re living in the age of the iPhone, yet the architecture and construction industries are still in the Walkman phase"

On the launch of his tech startup

Andreas Nygaard
"Should a thousand year wave occur, you’ll be completely safe"

A sneak preview of one of the world’s largest underwater restaurants

The purpose-built, glass walled Tunnel Club will give views of the players’ tunnel
Christopher Lee, managing director at Populous, is overseeing the stadium development
"Creating an accessible public space is important commercially, but it’s even more important socially"

Lifts the lid on the design of White Hart Lane

cladkit product news
CSI Design Expo Americas 2024 announces new Attractions & Entertainment Technology Zone
The event will allow buyers and suppliers to meet
Magali Robathan
Cruise Ship Interiors (CSI) invites cruise lines, shipyards, design studios, outfitters, and suppliers to take part in CSI Design Expo ...
Eco Resort Network conference to convene in Mauritius this May
The event will be hosted in the Mauritius in 2024
Megan Whitby
Hospitality industry event Eco Resort Network is set to take place at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel, Turtle Bay, Mauritius, from ...
Codelocks develops new glass door smart lock
The new lock model allows facilities and building managers to create and manage access via an app or online portal
Megan Whitby
Codelocks has launched its first glass door smart lock to bring intelligent access control to modern spa, leisure, fitness and ...
cladkit product news
Mather & Co and ITV unite to create Coronation Street Experience
Mather & Co has transformed the visitor centre into the ultimate haven for ardent Coronation Street viewers
Magali Robathan
Experience designers, Mather & Co, have orchestrated a remarkable collaboration with ITV to unveil the new Coronation Street Experience, a ...
Alberto Apostoli and Newform collaborate to launch the A.Zeta showerhead
The showerhead offers two modes; rainfall or waterfall
Megan Whitby
Italian architect Alberto Apostoli has renewed his partnership with Newform – an Italian wellness company – and designed A.Zeta. A.Zeta ...
Alberto Apostoli designs tech-forward Wellness Therapy furniture collection for Varaschin
The furniture collection draws on absolute geometries, pure lines, neutral colours and strong references to nature
Megan Whitby
Furniture manufacturer Varaschin has unveiled the new Wellness Therapy range, designed by Italian spa and wellness architect and designer Alberto ...
cladkit product news
Koto Design introduces wood-fired hot tub
Koto is known for crafting modular, energy-neutral cabins and homes
Katie Barnes
A striking wood-fired hot tub has been unveiled by Koto, an architecture and design studio which has a passion for ...
Ojmar introduces battery-free electronic locker to cut carbon footprints in health clubs and spas
Ojmar says the batteryless lock is easy to install and features a user-friendly interface
Megan Whitby
Smart lock manufacturer Ojmar has released the OTS20 Batteryless – the first battery-free electronic locker lock on the market. The ...
Siminetti unveils iridescent decorative panelling range inspired by plants
The Clematis design
Megan Whitby
The Botanicals is Siminetti’s newest Mother of Pearl decorative panelling collection, inspired by the distinctive patterns found in botany and ...
x
Sign up with CLAD for regular news updates
The Leisure Media Company Ltd
The Leisure Media Company Ltd