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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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Team Leader / Trainee Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Location: Harlow, UK
Company: Harlow Leisurezone

Nationwide Apprenticeships Now Available
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Location: Nationwide, UK
Company: Everyone Active

Sales Account Manager
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Location: South West and Wales, UK, United Kingdom
Company: Technogym

Operations Manager
Salary: £27,000 - £32,000 per annum
Location: Beckenham, UK
Company: Mytime Active

Assistant General Manager - Telford
Location: Shropshire, England
Company: The Gym Group
Tour Operations Manager
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Location: Wembley, UK
Company: The Football Association
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Manchester, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Spa Therapist
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Location: London, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Fitness Instructor
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Location: Exeter, UK
Company: Legacy Leisure
Health and Fitness Supervisor
Salary: Up to £23,894 per annum
Location: Crystal Palace, London, UK
Company: GLL
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Location: Brackley, UK
Company: Legacy Leisure
Swimming Teacher
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Company: GLL
Fitness Motivator / Personal Trainer
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Location: Alton, UK
Company: Everyone Active
General Manager
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Location: Tilgate, Crawley, UK
Company: Lex Leisure
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Location: Merthyr Tydfil, UK
Company: Parkwood Leisure

in this issue

• David Lloyd to launch ASMR experience
• Benefits of referrals 'not as large as hoped'
• Museum of the Home targets 2020 relaunch

Property & tenders
Expression of Interest in the management and maintenance of the sport and community facilities in Fairfields, Milton Keynes.
Location: Company: Milton Keynes
Expressions of interest to identify suitable operator to assume the operation of swimming lake at Beckenham Place Park
Location: South East London Company: Lewisham Council
Sale of Exceptional Development Site: Portugal's first truly holistic wellness retreat
Location: Company: Cadavais Investimentos Turisticos
Location: Company: Savills
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News headlines
MAS Architecture Studio scale down the wind tower to keep pedestrians cool  
MAS Architecture Studio scale down the wind tower to keep pedestrians cool

By Stu Robarts

Istanbul-based MAS Architecture Studio have created a barjeel – or wind tower – installation for Dubai Design Week 2019 that gives passersby a place to pause, rest and cool down. The installation, titled Barjeel, was a response to an open call via which Dubai Design Week was seeking to showcase "the design .... more>>
Portugal’s Douro41 eco-spa launches a partnership with Moss of the Isles  
Portugal’s Douro41 eco-spa launches a partnership with Moss of the Isles

By Megan Whitby

Portuguese eco-spa Douro41 has partnered with Irish product house, Moss of the Isles, after a €500,000 (US$551907, £429372) refurbishment of its spa, located on the banks of the Douro river, Vista Alegre. Douro41 is a 56-bedroom and five suite eco-hotel owned and operated by the Portuguese hotel group, Discovery .... more>>

Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto's smart city plan takes shape  
By Stu Robarts

Google's sister company Sidewalk Labs has reached a conditional agreement with Waterfront Toronto for the planned smart neighbourhood development on the city's eastern waterfront. .... more>>
JTP's Ecopolis eco-district approaches construction in Kazan  
By Stu Robarts

Construction work is due to begin on the 760 ha (1,878ac) JTP-designed "Ecopolis" eco-district in Kazan, Russia, which is aimed at promoting a lifestyle of health and wellbeing. Sited on a .... more>>
Effekt's stormwater plan reconnects town with water and green spaces  
By Stu Robarts

Copenhagen-based studio Effekt has used the need for a climate adaptation plan by a town in Southern Jutland, Denmark, as an opportunity to enhance its identity, public spaces and connection .... more>>
SHA to expand internationally, with Mexican location slated for 2021  
By Jane Kitchen

SHA Wellness Clinic, a destination spa in Spain focused on integrated medical and holistic wellness, has announced plans to take its concept worldwide, with the opening of two new properties .... more>>
Lead8 eco-living masterplan to transform Kuala Lumpur township  
By Stu Robarts

Design studio Lead8 has unveiled a masterplan for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, that would see one of the city's earliest townships transformed into an eco-living destination. Created for UEM .... more>>
Snøhetta's monolithic, organic Arctic visitor centre houses temperature-controlled exhibition vault  
By Stu Robarts

Snøhetta have designed a visitor centre for Arctic preservation storage called The Arc with an exhibition building that is towering and monolithic, but also curved and organic. The facility .... more>>
The Manser Practice reimagines road bridge with green space and traffic-free  
By Stu Robarts

The Manser Practice has created a concept design for a road bridge that is temporarily closed to traffic, reimagining it with green public space for use by pedestrians, cyclists and .... more>>
Eco Resort Network launches with 2020 conference in Slovenia  
By Megan Whitby

The launch of the Eco Resort Network has been announced for 2020, with an event to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 18-20 June. The dedicated networking conference for professionals .... more>>
ZHA and Cox win Western Sydney Airport competition with leisure destination element  
By Stu Robarts

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) and Cox Architecture have won an international competition to design the new Western Sydney Airport in Australia, proposing both a passenger-focused experience .... more>>
LAVA's learning centre uses social, spatial and leisure elements to optimise education  
By Stu Robarts

Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) has collaborated with agricultural collective Cityplot to design a lifelong learning centre in Germany that uses social, spatial and leisure .... more>>
Stefano Boeri Architetti's Smart Forest City Cancun combines greenery and technology  
By Stu Robarts

Stefano Boeri has taken his Forest City concept to Mexico, with the new 557 ha (1,376ac) Smart Forest City Cancun to incorporate 400ha (988ac) of green space, 7,500,000 plants and 2.3 trees .... more>>
Winstanley and LandDesign create masterplan for Puerto Rico wellness resort  
By Stu Robarts

Winstanley Architects & Planners and LandDesign have created a masterplan for a 821ac (332ha) resort in Puerto Rico with a focus on health, wellness and sustainability. Ponce Paradise, .... more>>
Huge nature and recreation development planned for Brisbane wetlands  
By Stu Robarts

Plans have been revealed for a 150ha (16 million sq ft) wetlands development in Brisbane that will include a community hub, walking routes, events spaces and canoe and kayak facilities. .... more>>

Fields in trust

Outdoor spaces:
Fields in trust

Protecting Britain’s green spaces for sport since 1925
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
Back to nature

Back to nature

British wildlife is being attacked on many fronts. Stephanie Hilborne, CEO of The Wildlife Trusts, wants to involve everyone in preserving nature
TVS Group

Promotional feature:
TVS Group

TVS Group is one of the leading suppliers of flooring and surfaces for gym, sports and play environments. We take a look at what's behind this company's success
Ole Schrøder and Flemming Rafn Thomsen

CLAD people:
Ole Schrøder and Flemming Rafn Thomsen

Launching their new Climate Tile
Zoos & Aquariums

Industry Opinion:
Zoos & Aquariums

WAZA’s Sabrina Brando on providing animals with opportunities for choices, stimulating environments and enriching activities
The Wellness

Promotional feature:
The Wellness

A beautiful pool can be the standout feature that draws new customers. It can also cut your running costs if it’s designed to be sustainable. Mohammed Ibrahim, CEO of The Wellness, explains
Stefano Boeri

People profile:
Stefano Boeri

Stefano Boeri is working on a number of major green schemes in China
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
Product news
Oakworks’ sustainability drive hits million trees landmark

Oakworks’ sustainability drive hits million trees landmark


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


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


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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07 Dec 2019

TRX Trainer Summit 2019

University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

08-09 Dec 2019

Spa & Beauty Forum

A. ROMA Lifestyle Hotel, Roma, Italy

10-12 Dec 2019

SportAccord Pan America

tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States

14 Jan 2020

BALPPA Annual General Meeting

ExCel, London, United Kingdom

14-16 Jan 2020

EAG International

ExCel London Exhibition Centre, London,

21-23 Jan 2020

BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME)

Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom

26-29 Jan 2020

Green Spa Network Congress

The Oaks, Ojai, United States

28-30 Jan 2020

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Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom

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