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Volvo partners with Reef Lab Designs to encourage ocean biodiversity

Volvo partners with Reef Lab Designs to encourage ocean biodiversity

Car manufacturer Volvo has partnered with the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and Reef Design Lab to create an environmentally-friendly 'living' seawall along Sydney harbour.



Dutch furniture design company secures Dragon's Den funding

Dutch furniture design company secures Dragon's Den funding

Sustainable furniture design company Van De Sant has secured a £70,000 (€80,000, US$91,000) investment package from serial entrepreneur and TV personality Deborah Meaden.



How energy efficiency can boost your bottom line

How energy efficiency can boost your bottom line

Today’s energy landscape is changing fast bringing new challenges for businesses.




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Location: Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, United Kingdom
Company: Energize STW



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Location: Nationwide, UK
Company: Everyone Active



Fitness Manager
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Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Leeds City Council



Fitness and Wellbeing Manager
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Location: Thamesmead, London, UK
Company: YMCA Thames Gateway


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Company: The Gym Group
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Location: Colliers Wood, London, UK
Company: The Gym Group
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Company: énergie group
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in this issue

• Bridges acquires énergie Fitness
• Huw Edwards named CEO of ukactive
• Horniman Museum revamp plans unveiled


Property & tenders
Expression of Interest for Moray’s Leisure and Libraries Service contract
Location: Company: Moray Council
Sale of Exceptional Development Site: Portugal's first truly holistic wellness retreat
Location: Company: Cadavais Investimentos Turisticos
Investment opportunity in British Padel
Location: Company: Will to Win
TO LET: ESTABLISHED OUTDOOR ACTIVITY CENTRE
Location: Company: Savills
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News headlines
Canada's first natural swimming pool by gh3 architecture wins plaudits for innovation  
Canada's first natural swimming pool by gh3 architecture wins plaudits for innovation

By Andy Knaggs

Honoured this year among the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's Awards of Excellence in the Innovation in Architecture category, Borden Park Natural Swimming Pool in Edmonton, Alberta, is the first chemical–free public outdoor pool to be built in Canada. The 64,000sq ft (19,500sq m) complex, which includes .... more>>
New sustainable spa certification launches  
New sustainable spa certification launches

By Jane Kitchen

Vios Spa Group has launched a US-based certification programme for “green” spas. A global spa certification designed specifically for spas and offered by spa veterans, the Vios Certified Sustainable Spa global programme aims to assess and recognise leading spas with sustainability best practices and quality .... more>>

The Aldin Biomes will be a dramatic new attraction for Reykjavik, Iceland  
By Liz Terry

Architects Wilkinson Eyre are to create a new visitor attraction in the form of a massive biome complex, near Reykjavik. The Aldin Biomes have just received planning permission and when .... more>>
Flyger, Fraenkel join GSN  
By Jane Kitchen

The Green Spa Network has elected to new board members to its team: Teresa Flyger, director, global brand wellness at Hilton Worldwide and Sallie Fraenkel, founder and president of Mind Body .... more>>
GSN launches research programme  
By Jane Kitchen

The Green Spa Network (GSN) has launched a sustainability research survey to collect information from its members regarding their environmental efforts in their businesses. The first .... more>>
Solar power project makes Six Flags Great Adventure almost zero-carbon  
By Andy Knaggs

The completion of a major solar energy installation at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, US, has made the park the first in the world to be almost entirely powered by the .... more>>
Opening date set for 3XN-designed Olympic House  
By Andrew Manns

The new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), also known as “Olympic House”, will open to the public on 23 June – International Olympic Day. Situated in Bourget Park .... more>>
‘Peninsula of tranquility’: Baca Architects to design spa and hotel with floating lodges in new UK eco resort  
By Jane Kitchen

Baca Architects has secured planning permission on behalf of Rothgen Group for a £25m hotel and spa in South Yorkshire, England, to be operated by Campbell Gray Hotels. The Tyram Lakes .... more>>
Six Senses announces Iceland location for 2022  
By Jane Kitchen

Six Senses will open a new resort in the country of fire and ice for its next development: Six Senses Össurá Valley. Designed to be a hub for people passionate about nature, wellness and .... more>>
Six Senses to open first resort in Central America  
By Jane Kitchen

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas will bring its sustainable, luxury footprint to Central America as it teams up with The Canyon Group for the development of Six Senses Papagayo in Costa Rica. .... more>>
Rosewood Ningbo set for ‘new green landmark’ in the heart of ancient Chinese city  
By Jane Kitchen

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is continuing its strategic growth in China with the announcement of Rosewood Ningbo, set to open in 2024. This latest project adds to Rosewood’s growing .... more>>
Blu Spas launches new social spa concept  
By Jane Kitchen

International spa consultancy and design team Blu Spas Inc. have launched Blu Galaxy, a modular, eco-friendly contrast bathing concept designed to be easily dropped into plans for .... more>>
Earthlite acquires Tara Spa Therapy  
By Jane Kitchen

Spa equipment manufacturer Earthlite and Living Earth Crafts has acquired wellness lifestyle brand Tara Spa Therapy from spa and wellness pioneer Tara Grodjesk. Grodjesk will join .... more>>
Techniquest’s £5.7m large-scale expansion to use fish as power source  
By Luke Cloherty

Welsh science discovery centre Techniquest is building a £5.7m (US$7.4m, €6.6m) expansion that will more than double its exhibition space and use a remarkable power source – fish. .... more>>
PortAventura to open its first carbon-neutral hotel in June  
By Tom Anstey

PortAventura has announced the opening of its first carbon-neutral hotel on 1 June, with the popular Spanish destination affirming its commitment to reducing its environmental footprint. .... more>>

Features
Vincent Callebaut

CLAD people:
Vincent Callebaut


Eco architect Vincent Callebaut has won a competition to redesign ancient thermal baths in the Savoyard town of Aix-les-Bains, France
Fields in trust

Outdoor spaces:
Fields in trust


Protecting Britain’s green spaces for sport since 1925
ITC Hotel Group

Top Team:
ITC Hotel Group


India’s greenest luxury hotel chain brings ayurveda and more to its spas
Striving for Sustainability

Zoos & aquariums:
Striving for Sustainability


We should all join the battle against climate change, plastic pollution and the illegal wildlife trade. Doug Cress from WAZA speaks out on sustainability
Picsolve

Promotional feature:
Picsolve


Picsolve offers an immersive experience beyond the traditional green screen
The value of research

Themed Design:
The value of research


Scott A Lukas urges designers to get out and explore themed environments with an analytical eye
Comfort Zone headquarters

New opening:
Comfort Zone headquarters


Spa Business gets the first glimpse of Comfort Zone’s new €40m, uber-green home in Italy
A love of nature

:
A love of nature


Well building guru Jason McLennan opens his home and shares his thoughts about environmental design with Well Home
Ole Schrøder and Flemming Rafn Thomsen

CLAD people:
Ole Schrøder and Flemming Rafn Thomsen


Launching their new Climate Tile
Product news
Oakworks’ sustainability drive hits million trees landmark

Oakworks’ sustainability drive hits million trees landmark

FROM GREEN-KIT.NET

Spa equipment manufacturer Oakworks has planted its millionth tree, as part of a sustainability partnership with non-profit organisation Trees for the Future.
 
H&M blends fashion and sustainability with new activewear range

H&M blends fashion and sustainability with new activewear range

FROM GREEN-KIT.NET

Global retailer H&M has released a range of sustainable activewear for women.
 
Bamford Haybarn opens New York spa with English design and eco-friendly products

Bamford Haybarn opens New York spa with English design and eco-friendly products

FROM GREEN-KIT.NET

UK-based luxury day spa operator Bamford Haybarn Spa, founded by organic pioneer Carole Bamford, has opened its second US location.
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Iyashi Dome: the original Japanese infrared sauna experience

Iyashi is a Japanese word which carries the notion of wellness. It has a number of meanings depending on context – including relief, healing and cure.
  Iyashi Dome: the original Japanese infrared sauna experience
Gympass tops 2,000 fitness facilities on its platform

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05-06 Sep 2019

Soccerex Europe

TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal



05-07 Sep 2019

Annual SWAA Conference

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa, Mombasa, Kenya



09-11 Sep 2019

SpaChina Summit

The Ritz-Carlton, Xi’an, China



16 Sep 2019

UK Spa Association - Summer networking event

South Lodge, Horsham, United Kingdom



16-19 Sep 2019

IAAPA Expo Europe 2019

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France



19-20 Sep 2019

Termatalia: 19th International Fair of Thermal Tourism, Health and Welfare

Expourense, Ourense, Spain



19-23 Sep 2019

CIDESCO World Congress & Exhibition

Hyatt Regency, Chicago, United States



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