Esporta opens new £14 million health club in Gloucester

The recent placing of Esporta’s parent company, Bell Leisure Investment, in administration has not stopped the fitness chain opening new clubs. The latest is the 84,000sq ft (7,804sq m) in Gloucester. The new club features six indoor and three outdoor tennis courts, a 165-station fitness suite, 25m indoor swimming pool, 20m outdoor pool, a hydrotherapy spa and a sauna and steamroom.

Esporta chief executive Glenn Timms said: ‘It is a delight and a privilege to officially open this splendid new facility for the people of Cheltenham and Gloucester. The Gloucestershire Health and Racquets Club is a wonderful place to come and enjoy a more healthy lifestyle, spend time with the family and participate in a wide range of exercise and social activities.’

This new club takes the Esporta portfolio to 55 clubs. There is still now news of a buyer coming along for the group. Next Generation is a likely purchaser, but they are still busy integrating the newly acquired David Lloyd business. More news to follow.