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Leisure Management
2010 issue 2

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Leisure Management 2010 issue 2
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3   Editor's letter: The power to rebuild
Given our industry’s dismal record of collaboration and penchant for rivalry and infighting, this initiative is a glorious thing. It’s so heartening to see a sector united in a common purpose with the drive to prepare and present such a compelling argument in such an eloquent way

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6   World leisure: Énergie opens club in Qatar
The first ever énergie Fitness Club in the Middle East was launched at the start of February in Doha, Qatar.

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8   Commercial: Deloitte: UK gambling sector 'worth £6bn'
New research carried out by professional services firm Deloitte on behalf of Ladbrokes has revealed that the betting industry is worth an estimated £6bn to the UK economy each year.

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10   Hospitality: £60m Cardiff Bay hotel plans unveiled
Wyndham Hotel Group and Cardiff-based developer Bayscape have unveiled plans for the construction of a new £60m waterfront hotel in Cardiff Bay.

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11   Attractions: London's Jewish Museum opens
A London museum dedicated to Jewish culture, heritage and identity in the UK reopened to the public on 17 March, following the completion of a comprehensive £10m redevelopment.

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12   Sport: DCMS unveils £6m after-school initiative
Young people will be given the opportunity to take part in Olympic sports as part of a new network of 3,000 after-school clubs created across the country.

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14   Spa: Extension for Spa by von Essen
Hospitality group von Essen is to extend its spa offering by adding a further seven spas to its portfolio of UK properties during the course of 2010.

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15   Property: Green light for £80m Leeds Arena plans
Plans for the development of a new £80m entertainment venue in Leeds, South Yorkshire, have been conditionally approved by the local authority.

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16   Parks: CCC rejects national park boundary plans
Cumbria County Council (CCC) has rejected plans to extend the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks due to fears over what it describes as a "democratic deficit" in decision-making.

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17   Health and fitness: Pure Gym announces seven new sites
Budget gym operator Pure Gym is to open its fifth UK site in Sheffield, after agreeing to a leasehold deal on a property at the city's Sheaf Gardens industrial estate.

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18   Public sector: Council seeks views on Kirkby's future
Knowsley Council is inviting local residents and businesses in Kirby to help shape plans for the future of the town centre after earlier proposals were rejected.

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20   Design: Design news
Including the renovation of the Museum of London, Philippe Starck's first Italian hotel and London's new cabaret venue

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22   Design profile: Koncept Stockholm
The award-winning Swedish designers talk through the challenges of some of their most exciting recent projects

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24   Hotseat: Paul Mayer
The founder of the Bodyflight extreme sports centre in Bedford tells Kath Hudson about his new surfing attraction

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28   Interview: Fiona Reynolds
The National Trust director general tells Magali Robathan how she's helping to modernise the organisation

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32   Arts and culture: Culture shock
From the Museum of Liverpool to China's Guangzhou Opera House, we take a look at the landmark arts and cultural projects taking shape around the world

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38   Architect's focus: Bernard Tschumi
On the challenges of designing Egypt's New Acropolis Museum on one of the world's most historic sites

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40   Consultancy: Across the board
From helping to bid for the 2018 World Cup to solving disputes with locals, three consultants talk us through their most exciting recent projects

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43   BISL: Growing the market
With the right government support, sport and leisure can act as a catalyst for economic growth, argues David Teasdale
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44   Business analysis: The pub market
Reports of the demise of the British pub have been greatly exaggerated, says Matthew Goodman. In fact pub deals are holding up surprisingly well
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46   Eco city: Sustainable Stockholm
The first European Green Capital, Stockholm is aiming to be free of fossil fuels by 2015 and its leisure facilities are leading the way in sustainable operation. Andrea Jezovit finds out more
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50   CLOA: Wellbeing in Knowsley
CLOA's John Bell and Knowsley Council's Andrew McCormick take a look at the £16m Leisure and Culture Park taking shape in the borough
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52   Funding: How to get funded
Locum Consulting's Dan Anderson offers some hard-won advice on raising finance in today's tough economic climate
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54   Big ambitions: Transforming Aberdeen
The neglected Scottish city has ambitious plans to revitalise its centre with a major cultural hub and extensive parkland. Kath Hudson speaks to the people behind the plans
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58   New opening: Exceeding expectations
Caroline Wilkinson checks into Butlins' new Ocean Hotel to find out if it's achieving its aim of attracting new customers while staying true to the brand
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62   Energy: A new dawn
Now the Carbon Reduction Commitment is upon us, Dave Lewis sets out a few tips for staying ahead of the game
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64   Leisure-kit: Ticketing
A round up of some of the latest ticketing systems on the market
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66   Senior's solutions: How to succeed
Clear-sighted thinking is vital in these tough times, says Grahame Senior
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68   Leisure-kit: Products
New products for industry buyers
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72   Leisure directory: Be seen by over 14,000 active buyers
The most exciting full colour buyers guide in the leisure industry
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74   Odd job: Tea sommelier
Catriona Grant explains why she's so passionate about tea
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