Work begins on a luxury spa at the Breedon Priory Health Club on the Leicestershire / Derbyshire border

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Work has started on a luxury spa at a health club on the Leicestershire / Derbyshire border.

The new Breedon Priory Health Club facility will include treatment rooms, relaxation areas, swimming pools, saunas and steam rooms, as well as a restaurant and boutique.

The ‘upscale spa’ is built in the existing footprint of a golf club building, located on the edge of Wilson village – between Melbourne and Breedon on the Hill.

The building permit was approved in March 2018 and the work includes the demolition of the old club house and another building to make way for the new boutique spa. The work is currently underway and should be completed this summer.

This will be followed by the replacement of another property by six lodges, which will be built in wood and located on the fairway of the old 18th green.

Derby-based project managers and construction cost consultant Armsons and YMD Boon Architects lead a team behind the plans, which includes other structural engineers from Derby Jackson Purdue Lever, mechanical and electrical engineers from Birmingham HBA and landscape architects Ashby Lush Garden Design who created the design of the exterior spaces.

The health club was purchased in 2013 by Sigourney Gates and his family and has over 1,000 members.

The club has undergone a number of improvements over the past two years, including better fitness facilities, a 14-meter pool, and an outdoor exercise platform.

Ms. Gates said, “Adding a new luxury spa to our already thriving health and fitness club has always been part of our long term plans and will provide our guests with an exclusive facility, which will be seamless. equal in the region.

“Our new spa will benefit both businesses and local communities by creating jobs and increasing the number of visitors to the region.

“We look forward to working with Armsons, YMD Boon Architects and the rest of the project team on the project and look forward to seeing our old golf club site transformed into something fantastic.”

Armsons Director Sally Walters said, “We are delighted to be working on this project with our colleagues at YMD Boon and the rest of the project team.

“The project reuses land previously developed through the demolition of the golf clubhouse and the erection of a spa on the same footprint and will give a real boost to the area’s leisure and health spa facilities.

“The introduction of the new luxury spa will make the Breedon Priory Health Club the premier destination spa property in the region.”

YMD Boon Architects Director Shari Setayesh said: “We have worked alongside Armsons and the rest of the project team to deliver a series of innovative design solutions for the development of the new spa at Breedon Priory Health. Club.

“We will use the existing site to create a high-quality destination spa, which will help the club provide more first-class facilities for the growing number of locals and attract visitors from all over the region.”

Armsons has a proven track record in the sports and recreation industry and has completed many large-scale projects in the region.

These include land development work for the Derbyshire County Cricket Club, which included modifications to the Lund Pavilion and refurbishment of the Gateway Center; construction of a new media center and improvement of sports facilities at Repton School, which includes a new floor hockey facility, squash courts and locker rooms.

Most recently, Armsons worked with the Belper Meadows Community Sports Club to build a new multi-purpose clubhouse, which included four changing rooms with showers, toilets and a club room.


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