Boost to facilities at Lancing Manor
Work has commenced at Impulse Leisure Lancing Manor on a project to create a new Wellbeing Studio and Community Meeting Room, plus a new larger café.
The leisure centre in West Sussex has received a £35,330 grant from Sport England towards to £93,000 project. The money is part of £10 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund. A grant of £18,000 has also been awarded by The Veolia Environmental Trust through the Landfill Communities Fund.
The new Wellbeing Studio will enable Impulse Leisure to offer a wider range of mind body classes, such as yoga and Pilates. The space will double up as a Community Meeting Room, where local businesses can hold meetings or members can hold parties.
The new Café will be moved into the previous de Brock Suite, giving Lancing Manor extra space for a more welcoming social area. The Café will be Coffee Republic branded and there will be a new menu and a bar. This space will be available for hire for functions in the evenings and at weekends.
Stuart James, Centre Manager at Lancing Manor, said: “Our ultimate aim is to provide existing and new members with a better service and more amenities. Creating a new studio will allow us to increase our mind body classes offer, which we know members have been asking for, and it also frees up more space on studio timetable, so we can offer additional fitness classes, too.”
Sport England Property Director, Charles Johnston, said: “The Inspired Facilities Fund has had a huge impact on grassroots sport across the country. Since 2011, we’ve invested £94 million into more than 1,800 projects to improve and refurbish sports clubs and transform non-sporting venues into vibrant community sports clubs. It’s great to see Lancing Manor join the long list of successful clubs to benefit from this fund.”
Paul Taylor, Executive Director of The Veolia Environmental Trust, added: “We support community and environment projects across the UK and since 1998 we have awarded £2.5m to ones in Sussex. It is good to hear that this one is starting. It will create an important facility for all to use and I look forward to seeing it complete.”
The project is due for completion at the beginning of March. The centre will remain open while works take place.
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About Impulse Leisure
Impulse Leisure has registered charity status and is a not-for-profit organisation. It operates seven leisure facilities in the West Sussex and Essex regions including fitness suites, swimming pools, tennis courts and indoor sports halls, crèches, a golf course and driving range and a Civic Hall, which is a multi-purpose licensed entertainments facility. Impulse Leisure provides affordable, accessible first-class fitness and leisure facilities for all.
Registered charity numbers are Thurrock Community Leisure 1080186, Adur 1112020, WCRA 801133.
Impulse Leisure can be found at www.impulseleisure.co.uk on Facebook at www.facebook.com/impulseleisure and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/impulseleisure.
The Veolia Environmental Trust has been supporting community and environmental projects through the Landfill Communities Fund for over 17 years. Since we were established in 1997, Veolia has supported us by contributions of over £61 million to 1888 projects.
We have helped fund a diverse range of projects, including the repair of woodland footpaths, the renovation of community halls and the installation of playgrounds and play areas. For more information, or to find out how to apply for funding, visit our website www.veoliatrust.org.