UK Leisure Centres and Swimming Pools market report
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Products covered in this Report
This Report covers local authority-owned leisure centres and swimming pools, including facilities run on a ‘dual use’ basis, eg facilities housed within schools etc that are available for use by the public at certain times of the day or week. Market size is based on expenditure in publically-owned leisure site.
Despite often being in direct competition with public leisure centre facilities, private health and fitness clubs are excluded from the coverage of this Report, as are all other private facilities that are not open to the general public, such as those reserved for employees, or association or trade union members.
Where reference is made to data on public sports centres sourced from The Leisure Database Company, the use of the term ‘Public Sports Centre’ relates to both availability and core facilities. In terms of availability it has been refined to exclude those venues not available to the general public on a ‘pay-and-play’ basis or for club use only (usually applicable to educational-based sites). The Leisure Database Company definition also refers specifically to a venue with one or more of the following core facilities: health and fitness, swimming pool (indoor or outdoor) or sports hall.
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Written by Helen Fricker, a leading analyst in the Leisure sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
With more public leisure centres and swimming pools being run out-of-house by external companies, the standard of these facilities may improve. All the signs are there for increased usage; both consumers and the Government appear to be placing greater focus on leading active lives which should benefit leisure centres.
Associate Director - Leisure
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