Circadian Trust is to introduce new community services following the £1.5m extension and refurbishment of Longwell Green Lifestyle Centre delivered by Alliance Leisure.

South Gloucestershire Council funded the redevelopment of the centre, which is one of five lifestyle centres and a dual-use sports centre operated by Circadian Trust across South Gloucestershire.

Continuing its partnership with Alliance Leisure Services, the appointed Framework development partner, the work was carried out by leisure, design and build specialist Createability on behalf of Circadian Trust. Conducted in three phases, the 10-month project included a new entrance, changing rooms – including disability changing – and toilets, group exercise studio, an extension to the gym and the refurbishment of the main foyer and reception area.

The investment will enable the centre to meet growing public demand. The gym, which was at full capacity, now offers an additional 25 stations and the introduction of an exercise studio means members no longer have to use alternative facilities at Active Kingswood. Instead, the Trust has introduced a timetable of classes designed to cater for local demand from people of all ages and fitness levels. These include Les Mills sessions, yoga, Pilates as well as a range of virtual classes.

The Trust is also currently developing a GP referral scheme, which will make full use of the new facilities.
“Our mission at Circadian Trust is ‘Inspiring Active Lifestyles’ and we use our knowledge, expertise and support to encourage people to become active and lead a healthy lifestyle. The redevelopment at Longwell Green gives us even more facilities, equipment and opportunity to deliver this mission,” said Ben Beasley, Director of Commercial Development at Circadian Trust.

“We are really pleased to have supported another growing leisure trust that is putting the community at the heart of its service. Creating modern, attractive facilities that meet the changing needs of a savvy fitness user is key with these developments,” said Julia Goddard, Senior Business Development Manager at Alliance Leisure.

Claudia Fragapane, the Olympic gymnast, star of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and local resident, officially opens the centre on Wednesday 31st January.