By Frances Marcellin    15 Sep 2022

The Tarka Leisure Centre in North Devon has a brand new 100-station fitness center / Tarka Leisure Centre

Tarka Leisure Centre reviews a 43 per cent enhance in attendances following a £15m revamp

On the coronary heart of the brand new providing is a 100-station fitness center with equipment by Life Health, Octane, SciFit and Wattbike

The centre is owned by North Devon Council and operated by Parkwood Leisure firm Lex Leisure

The brand new facility has been remodeled by a redevelopment that mixed current leisure amenities into one

The Tarka Leisure Centre in North Devon, which reopened in June after a £15m revamp, welcomed 33,800 guests in August – up 43 per cent from the earlier 12 months. Participation in July had elevated by 33 per cent from the identical month in 2021, displaying an accelerating pattern.

The funding remodeled the city’s current leisure amenities into one to create the brand new centre which encompasses a 100-station fitness center with equipment from a variety of corporations, together with Life Health, Octane, SciFit and Wattbike.

The centre additionally has two swimming swimming pools (together with a 25m eight-lane competitors pool), outside 3G pitches, a big sports activities corridor, an limitless ski slope, a revitalised tennis centre and a restaurant. An out of doors play space and indoor mushy play zone has been created for kids.

The constructing is owned by North Devon Council and operated by Lex Leisure, which is a part of Parkwood Leisure.

“The purpose when designing Tarka Leisure Centre was to supply one thing for everybody; no matter age, curiosity, or potential,” mentioned Glen Corridor, MD of Parkwood Leisure. “We needed the centre to be on the coronary heart of its group and assist as many individuals as doable get energetic. The suggestions to date has been improbable, and we’re assured our attain inside Barnstaple and the encompassing areas will solely develop as extra individuals expertise all that Tarka Leisure Centre has to supply.”

Chief of North Devon Council, councillor David Worden, added: “I am thrilled by the information that participation ranges have elevated by 33 per cent in July 2022 as compared with July 2021, and by 43 per cent in August 2022 as compared with the identical month final 12 months.

“This can be a big development in participation since Tarka Leisure Centre opened and I’m actually happy that residents of North Devon are getting energetic and profiting from the brand new facility.”

Parkwood Leisure first launched in 1995 as Glendale Leisure, however twenty years in the past it grew to become Parkwood Leisure. The corporate manages greater than 90 websites in over 30 native authorities throughout England and Wales and trades underneath quite a few names, together with Lex Leisure and Legacy Leisure, along with Parkwood Leisure.

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