February 16, 2012 11.48 am This story is over 124 months old

Lincoln College sports centre will open to public

Redevelopment: Some 30 new jobs will be created by Lincoln College’s sports centre, which will offer public facilities, including a gym and spa.

Lincoln College’s £7.5 million sport and leisure redevelopment will open its doors to members of the public in August.

The project is designed as a commercially operated centre with a range of membership options, bookable sports facilities, beauty and spa treatments and also a corporate offering.

Full health and fitness membership will cost £350 per year or £35 monthly, for access to the gym, aerobic classes, the spa, climbing wall and racquet sports.

Basic membership which allows for gym only, aerobic classes only or spa only costs £200 per year or £20 monthly.

A range of courts, sports halls, a dance studio, trampoline and bouldering room can also be booked along with the outdoor park and games area.

Opening hours will work around college teaching and the public and members will be able to use the centre between 5pm and 10pm during weekdays and from 8am to 8pm at weekends with early morning weekday opening sessions also a possibility.

The use of the facility will be diverse with children’s parties bookable alongside tailor made corporate days which will both make use of the college’s pre-existing catering facilities.

The Dean’s Building has a unique offering for local clubs, allowing local classes and clubs to not only bring their sessions to the centre but allows them to use it as their fixed address with a mail room service in place.

A range of classes will also be run by Dean’s Building staff and sessions will be taken onto the outdoor park and games area during the summer months.

Hair and beauty treatments will be more widely available with the college’s new rent a chair scheme which is designed to help local self employed hairdressers as well as students and subsequently making the service open to the public by appointment.

Vice Principal Corporate Resources at Lincoln College, Ian Sackree, explained how the college aims to promote a higher self worth for people in the community.

“We are part funded by taxpayer’s money so we want to open our facilities so they can sweat the rewards themselves,” said Sackree.

Some 30 new jobs will be created by the redevelopment ranging from managerial and administration roles, catering and shop staff to apprentices, instructors and personal trainers.

Below is a walk through video of what the completed building will look like:

Photo by Dominic Clark for The Lincolnite