Grand opening for new look Impulse Leisure Chanctonbury

A newly refurbished Impulse Leisure Chanctonbury fully reopened last week, welcoming more than 50 guests and VIPs for to the launch night event.

The leisure centre in Storrington, West Sussex, was officially reopened by Wing Commander John Bell MBE DFC (Distinguished Flying Cross). Bell is one of the very few aircrew who served in the Lancaster Bombers during the Second World War.

Since work began in August, Impulse Leisure Chanctonbury has undergone a £740,000 redevelopment to ensure the centre is fresh and rejuvenated for members.

Lead architects Groma together with Lifetime Construction installed a mezzanine floor, which doubles the size of the fitness suite to 260 sq m (2,805 sq ft). More than £250,000 was invested in new Technogym Excite+ CV and Element+ resistance equipment, plus a Kinesis functional training station.

The fitness suite links to a new 63 sq m (679 sq ft) changing village, which includes a 31 sq m (336 sq ft) health suite with sauna and a steam room, which is also an interchangeable salt room, supplied by Dale Sauna. The centre also boasts a new-look Coffee Republic café and reception area.

Mike Baden, Chief Executive at Impulse Leisure, says: “We are very pleased with the new-look Chanctonbury centre and the feedback we’ve been getting is that our members are over the moon with the facilities. This investment has given Chanctonbury a fresh new feel with brand new equipment and fitness technologies, plus an improved social environment in the new ‘Coffee Republic’ café. It is our goal that this redevelopment will attract new members to the centre and give our revenue a subsequent boost in 2015”.

David Daley, a Trustee of the West Chanctonbury Recreation Association (WCRA), says: “I am delighted with the new facilities at Impulse Leisure Chanctonbury; well done to all staff involved for their hard work over the past four months making this redevelopment happen. This project is a fine testament to the impetus and investment that Impulse Leisure has provided to the WCRA. We would not have been able to achieve any of these improvements without them.”

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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.

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