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Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning

Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning

Almost 300 drones were used to signal an environmental message above the Eden Project’s biomes, during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).



Councils target leisure centre investment to drive decarbonisation

Councils target leisure centre investment to drive decarbonisation

As global leaders meet for the COP26 climate summit, local authorities across England are partnering with leisure development specialist, Alliance Leisure, to slash leisure portfolio carbon emissions to achieve local and national net zero targets.



Espa makes pledge to work in harmony with nature

Espa makes pledge to work in harmony with nature

Espa has announced three new changes to enhance its commitment to being a natural and environmentally-friendly skincare brand.




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Head of Leisure Service Operations
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Lifeguard
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Location: Liverpool, UK
Company: University of Liverpool
Swimming Teachers
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Company: Seriously FUN Swimming Schools
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in this issue

• Virgin gets right to wipe out rent arrears
• Fitness industry mourns passing of Jan Spaticchia
• STA offers mindfulness resources


Property & tenders
Tender: Forestry Commission - Forest Nets Concession Opportunity
Location: 15 Concessions across the nation's forests Company: Forestry England
Tender: Copper Box Arena
Location: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London Company: London Legacy Development Corporation
Tender: London Aquatics Centre
Location: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London Company: London Legacy Development Corporation
Countryside Health Retreat business and premises for sale
Location: Malvern, Herefordshire Company: The Clover Mill
Leasehold Opportunity for Ice Arena (Wales)
Location: Cardiff Company: Cardiff City Council
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News headlines
London's Natural History Museum works with Thoughtworks and Amazon on Urban Nature project  
London's Natural History Museum works with Thoughtworks and Amazon on Urban Nature project

By Tom Walker

Natural History Museum has embarked on a project which will turn the iconic museum's London location into a biologically diverse green space. The Museum's five-acre site in South Kensington is being transformed into a welcoming and accessible green space, which will include new outdoor galleries. As part of .... more>>
London to get its own  
London to get its own "Garden in the sky", as Camden Highline gets green light

By Tom Walker

Planning approval has been granted for Camden Highline, a project to transform a section of disused railway into a new elevated urban park for London. Similar to the High Line in New York, US, the new green space will run for 1.2km, connecting Camden Town with the King’s Cross and St Pancras area – an .... more>>

Esbjerg’s landmark maritime center, designed by WERK Arkitekter and Snøhetta, opens to the public  
By Tom Walker

A new landmark maritime centre has opened to the public in Esbjerg, Denmark. Created by WERK Arkitekter and Snøhetta, the centre has been designed as a shared space for watersport clubs .... more>>
This new wearable is powered by motion and bodyheat  
By Frances Marcellin

BHeart – a health-tracking wrist wearable with an “endless” battery – was unveiled by Baracoda at CMS 2023. The screenless watch band has been designed to integrate with an existing .... more>>
SeaWorld's Arctic Coaster to raise awareness of devastation of climate change  
By Tom Walker

SeaWorld will open a new Arctic Rescue coaster at its San Diego theme park in early 2023. Set to become the longest and fastest straddle coaster on the US West Coast, the ride has been .... more>>
Europa Park secures direct rail links to Paris and Bordeaux  
By Tom Walker

German theme park, Europa Park, is looking to increase the number of French visitors to the resort, after negotiating a cross-border fast train connection between Paris and a train station .... more>>
Floating Salmon Eye visitor attraction by Kvorning Design highlights sustainable aquaculture  
By Tom Walker

A new floating visitor center and art installation is showcasing aquaculture, informing the world on how to better feed the planet with sustainable seafood. Called Salmon Eye, the .... more>>
Wooden skyscraper hotel in Swedish Lapland has rooftop Vana spa  
By Liz Terry

One of the world’s tallest hotels made almost exclusively from wood, has officially opened at the birthplace of cross-country skiing, Skellefteå in Swedish Lapland, with the property's .... more>>
First glimpses revealed of flagship Blue Zones Centre in Miami  
By Megan Whitby

The first Blue Zones Center is set to launch in Miami, Florida, and showcase the next generation of longevity medicine. The facility is underpinned by Blue Zones’ research which has .... more>>
Women are less active than men finds Eurobarometer. The European Commission is tackling inequality with a raft of new initiatives  
By Frances Marcellin

New Eurobarometer research results, published by the European Commission, show conclusively that women remain less active than men. In an exclusive interview with HCM – undertaken .... more>>
Preparations for construction of £250m Therme Manchester project get underway  
By Megan Whitby

Plans to start work on the UK’s first city-based wellbeing resort, Therme Manchester, at TraffordCity have progressed this week with preparations to clear the current site. Regeneration .... more>>
Nike's Serena Williams Building, designed by Skylab, follows the concept of flow  
By Tom Walker

The new Serena Williams Building at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, US, has been declared open. The 1m sq ft building, designed by architects Skylab, is the largest .... more>>
Saudi Arabia's Neom mega-development to include 100-mile long 'horizontal skyscraper city'  
By Tom Walker

Plans have been revealed for a 100-mile-long structure that is set to become the centrepiece of the ambitious Neom mega-development in Saudi Arabia. Called The Line, the "horizontal city" .... more>>
This new club is automated, staffless, climate neutral and only offers self-powered equipment  
By Frances Marcellin

Twenty Four, a new automated gym and sports facility, where all equipment is self-powered, has opened in Ludwigsburg, Germany. The new addition is part of Urban Harbor, a 200,000sq m .... more>>
Virgin Active opens at Milan’s sleek new Bocconi University  
By Frances Marcellin

Virgin Active and Myrtha Wellness have joined forces to open a health club and wellness centre at Milan’s new Bocconi University. The entire campus was designed by Pritzker-prize winning .... more>>

Features
Down to earth

Waterparks:
Down to earth


The world’s first ‘living waterslides’, a hydroponic farm, rooftop beehives and more than 1,500 trees – all part of the Therme Manchester next generation waterpark’s aims to be as green as possible
St Sidwell’s: On point

Environment:
St Sidwell’s: On point


The sector is at a crossroads due to soaring energy prices. In this major case study, HCM looks at St Sidwell’s Point, Exeter – the first Passivhaus leisure centre – and talks to the team behind the project about achieving a transformational 70 per cent reduction in energy usage
Joanna Frank

Active environments:
Joanna Frank


The head of the Center for Active Design, Joanna Frank, explains how operating healthy buildings is a ‘non-negotiable’ in the age of COVID-19
Gharieni: Delivering results

Sponsored:
Gharieni: Delivering results


Innovation is the hallmark of Gharieni experiences, meeting the rapidly evolving needs of wellness seekers within the spa and wellness environment
People, places and power

Industry insights:
People, places and power


David Minton argues that planetary health and our personal health are inextricably linked. As we move forward in the build-back, we shouldn’t look to return to the status quo, but should use the same creativity and tenacity shown in the lockdowns to tackle climate change and inactivity
Devin Consulting

Consultant profile:
Devin Consulting


Devin Consulting are specialists in the design, engineering and specification of environments that use water for wellness, leisure and sport.
One size doesn't fit all

Industry insights:
One size doesn't fit all


In order to create an inclusive environment, it is important for owners and operators to first identify and address their own weight biases
Energy

Everyone's talking about:
Energy


As we face a global energy crisis, experts give their views on the drive towards decarbonisation, and how businesses can tackle steeply rising costs
A sustainable future

Research:
A sustainable future


Research shows that consumers want attractions to get greener, faster, and they’re actively pushing for change. BVA BDRC’s Jon Young talks us through the numbers
Product news
Dutch furniture design company secures Dragon's Den funding

Dutch furniture design company secures Dragon's Den funding

FROM GREEN-KIT.NET

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

FROM GREEN-KIT.NET

Today’s energy landscape is changing fast bringing new challenges for businesses.
 
SportsArt creates line of sustainable fitness equipment

SportsArt creates line of sustainable fitness equipment

FROM GREEN-KIT.NET

SportsArt has developed a new line of environmentally-friendly fitness equipment that could dramatically reduce a facility's carbon footprint, as well as lower operational costs.
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Company profile
Alliance Leisure

Alliance Leisure Services was specifically established to respond to the changing development needs of the public sector, education and growing leisure trust market.

The company’s core business is the provision of facility development and support for local authorities, educational establishments and leisure trusts that want to improve or expand the leisure products and services they offer.
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