New leisure operator for Chiltern District Council

We are delighted to announce that Everyone Active has been awarded the contract to operate Chiltern District Council's leisure centres, including the new Chiltern Lifestyle Centre.

The council has awarded the contract for the next 15 years to Everyone Active.

Everyone Active will manage the Council's leisure centres in Amersham, Chesham and Chalfont St Peter from 1 April 2020 and will manage the new Chiltern Lifestyle Centre when it opens in 2021.

The Chiltern Lifestyle Centre will replace the existing Chiltern Pools in Amersham, which is over 50 years old and in urgent need of repair. 

It will be a leisure and community centre, with facilities such as an 8-lane 25 metre swimming pool with viewing, a diving / teaching pool alongside a kids' splash pad area, four badminton court sports hall, dry diving training facility, two squash courts, climbing wall, children's soft play area and clip 'n' climb, library, café area, pool spectator area, exercise studios, 150 station gym, community centre (events/theatre space and community meeting spaces) and spa.

As part of the project, the council is also investing in the leisure centres in Chesham and Chalfont St Peter.

Over £4 million will be invested in the Chalfont and Chesham leisure centres to refurbish and update the centres, to ensure continued high quality facilities are available for the local community.

This means local residents in Amersham and surrounding towns and villages will be able to access excellent facilities for physical activities, social interaction and community activities, helping support the community to lead healthier lifestyles.

Cllr Liz Walsh, Chiltern District Council Cabinet Member for Healthy Communities, said: "Following a robust procurement process, I am delighted to confirm that we have awarded the leisure centre operator contract for the next 15 years to Everyone Active. Working in partnership with Everyone Active, we have exciting plans for Chesham and Chalfont St Peter leisure centres and visitors will start seeing this refurbishment happening soon."

Everyone Active is the UK's longest-established leisure operator, after being formed in 1987. It manages over 190 leisure facilities across England, in partnership with 60 different local authorities.

The company has extensive experience of managing centres in local areas, including in nearby Watford, Rickmansworth, St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Aylesbury.

David Bibby, Everyone Active's Managing Director, said: "We are delighted to be partnering with Chiltern District Council to manage its leisure facilities. The Council clearly takes great pride in its centres and is making big steps towards creating healthier local communities.

"The Chiltern Lifestyle Centre is a very exciting project to be a part of and we look forward to enhancing the local offering with our extensive experience and innovative approach. We're excited to meet local clubs and users of the centres and build long-standing relationships within the areas."