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Councillor Rachel Madden and Councillor Jason Zadrozny in the gym at Lammas Leisure Centre

New gyms at Lammas and Hucknall move closer to completion

Work is gathering pace on upgrades to Lammas Leisure Centre and Hucknall Leisure Centre as both sites continue their transformations.

Award-winning operator Everyone Active, which runs the centres in partnership with Ashfield District Council, welcomed Leader of the Council Cllr Jason Zadrozny and Cabinet Member for Leisure, Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Rachel Madden to cast an eye over progress made at Lammas on Friday.

The upgrades form part of an overall £20million investment into new and existing sites across the District by Ashfield District Council and Everyone Active, including the new £15.5million facility in Kirkby which is due to open next year. The programme will improve leisure provision and fulfil the health, wellbeing and activity needs of current and future generations.

A large extension is being added to the existing fitness suite at Lammas and the proposed area is now open plan. Scaffolding has been erected so a gym wall can be constructed, with work on track to be finished by the end of August.

Once complete, the state-of-the-art gym will boast a huge cardio area with the latest Technogym equipment, including climbers, treadmills, cross trainers and bikes. Also part of the set-up will be all-new resistance machines, a huge free weight area and a large functional area with bespoke rig.

The new fitness suite at Hucknall is also inching closer to completion with recent work focusing on tasks including installing flooring and electrics, ahead of opening in early August.

The existing gym is being moved and extended and, as at Lammas, will feature the latest Technogym kit, including treadmills, bikes, an Olympic power rack and plenty more.

Work will soon begin on the centre’s new £2.7m additional swimming pool. This phase of work will also see a new changing village introduced and additional car parking added to the site.

Cllr Rachel Madden, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Health and Wellbeing, said:

“The improvements currently underway will truly transform leisure provision in this area. In all corners of the District we are putting our money where our mouth is and taking huge steps to change Ashfield for the better.
“It’s exciting to see Lammas and Hucknall’s gyms taking shape. The progress made on the new centre in Kirkby is staggering and I for one can’t wait for it to open its doors next year!”

Lorenzo Clark, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said:

“It’s great to see work progressing so well at Lammas and Hucknall and we are looking forward to these gyms serving their communities’ needs for years to come.
“Both gyms are huge and are filled with a wide variety of top-of-the-range equipment, meaning there will be something for everyone.
“We’re confident our customers will love the bigger gyms and new equipment and we can’t wait to open them soon.”

For further information on Everyone Active and its leisure centres, visit