Monday, 11 December 2017

Club’s new plan for small gym

A DRAFT business plan has been drawn up for a fitness centre at Phyllis Court Club in Henley.

A DRAFT business plan has been drawn up for a fitness centre at Phyllis Court Club in Henley.

About 500 people belonging to the private members’ club went to view the plans for the complex, which would be about a third smaller than the one the club has planning permission for.

In September 2014 the club was given consent for a £4million, two-storey sports complex with a gym and swimming pool.

However, these plans were shelved a year ago when the club’s ruling council said they were not viable.

Club chairwoman Patricia Christmas said the latest plans were put on display last week in order to keep members informed of progress.



She said: “We had many positive comments and some negative ones. We’re building a facility downsized from the one we have planning permission for.

“It would be more reasonable to build and more cost effective to run.

“Once we have all comments from members these will be amalgamated into the business plan and we will put a resolution to members to vote on it.”

The fitness centre would be built in two stages. The first would include a studio for yoga and pilates, a gym, changing rooms and treatment rooms. The second would provide a swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

Mrs Christmas said the members’ ballot should take place by the middle of April.

She added: “If members approve we’re going to do a massive recruitment drive to attract people to the club.”



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