look at Highbridge's King Alfred Sports Centre £450,000
is underway to transform Highbridge's King Alfred Sports Centre
into a state of the art leisure centre thanks to a £450,000
latest technology is being installed to create a new dance studio
and fitness room which will provide users with some of the latest,
centre - pictured above - will be the first to install a fully
interactive studio on a school site and the first installation
of its type in the UK.
new Prama Dance Studio which is being installed includes integrated
LED lights, sensors and touch screen technology which will transform
the way workouts and training can be designed and tracked,"
a spokeswoman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
group exercise to a whole new level of fun and interaction, Prama
creates an immersive experience through mood lighting and luminous
markings on the floor and walls. Users will be able to improve
agility, coordination, fitness and speed as part of a group or
single work out."
Technogym fitness equipment in the new gym will allow users to
access their personal fitness data from inside and outside the
gym and has integrated social media, TV and Internet systems.
Alongside the latest equipment will be Technogyms MyWellness
Cloud technology allowing members to track all aspects of their
lifestyle through the mobile app and website. This will enable
members to receive fully personalised training programmes and
to enter challenges based on their activity records."
gym will also be equipped with the Powerplate Training equipment
and a dedicated spinning studio all of which form part of this
major investment in King Alfred Sports Centre, near Burnham- on-
Sea. Members of the gym will also be able to book fitness classes
at the click of a button thanks to the 1610 Mobile app."
centre also has a fully equipped sports hall and squash court.
CEO Tim Nightingale says that the investment at the centre will
mean that users enjoy some of the best leisure facilities available
on the market.
the students at the school and the local Burnham community will
have access to some of the most innovative leisure equipment and
cutting edge technology that will transform the way they work
out and monitor their fitness. It will also allow 1610 to extend
the services on offer with an exciting mix of vibrant classes
in a state of the art leisure centre," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Hurr, Head Teacher for King Alfred School, added: "Seeing
the building works commence on site and the partnership work between
1610, Somerset and The King Alfred School come to fruition has
provided a real sense of excitement on site. The students and
staff are very much looking forward to seeing the state of the
art facilities up and running."
David Hall, Somerset County Councils Cabinet Member for
Business, Inward Investment and Policy, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Im glad that the work is underway and look forward
to its completion. Its an exciting project and one that
will bring benefits for students and local residents."
refurbishment follows a joint partnership investment scheme between
1610 and Somerset County Council. 1610 currently manages the leisure
facilities on behalf of the Council.
the investment plan 1610 will contribute almost £400,000
and Somerset County Council £50,000 to transform and update
the facilities and wellbeing services at the site at the King
refurbishment works are required at King Alfred Sports Centre
since it was severely damaged by flooding in August 2014, due
to unexpected and unseasonal heavy down pours of rain. The centre
was temporarily closed for initial repair work to be carried out
and for the site to be dried out. Whilst the building and services
have partially reopened, the gym area has remained unavailable.
work - which started on September 21st - is expected to take 8-10
weeks to complete with the new facilities being fully re-opened