David Williams and Chris Symons (GLL) try out the equipment at
the Broadway fitness centre
council has chosen not-for-profit social enterprise, GLL, London's
leading leisure centre operator, to manage the Lillie Road fitness
centre, in Fulham, and the Broadway squash & fitness centre,
in Hammersmith. GLL has now taken over the running of the two
centres, which will remain in council ownership, after a contract
was exchanged last week.
new contract means an extra £2 million will be spent by
GLL on refurbishing the centres. GLL's investment will ensure
major refurbishment of the fitness centres, including the dance
studios and changing rooms; provision of new state-of-the-art
equipment; personalised inductions and fitness programmes for
all members and an extensive programme of group sessions, including
up to 30 classes per week in yoga, pilates, step and aerobics.
The refurbishment work will take place at Broadway squash &
fitness centre from mid-spring to early autumn. Work at Lillie
Road fitness centre is due to start early next year.
deputy, Cllr David Williams, said: "The council will continue
to set prices for the facilities, with a guarantee that full public
access at affordable prices will be retained." The Lifestyle
Plus concessionary scheme will be guaranteed, while pay &
play schemes and full monthly memberships will be also be available.
is a not-for-profit organisation that currently operates more
than 30 leisure centres in partnership with several local authorities
across London and the south east. GLL chair, Chris Symons, said:
"Over the next two years, the Lillie Road fitness centre
and Broadway squash & fitness centre will undergo substantial
refurbishment to ensure that facilities are modern and high quality
and continue to meet the needs of the residents."
partnership between Hammersmith & Fulham Council and GLL will
bring local services and social enterprise together to deliver
inclusive, relevant and high quality leisure facilities for the
borough, which will rival and exceed those of privately-run fitness
centres. We look forward to working in partnership with the council
to positively contribute to the commitment to promote equality
and improve the quality of life for all its citizens."
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