David Lloyd Leisure, the health, fitness and leisure group of clubs, has announced it will open a new, 6,000-plus sqm facility in Farnham -- creating about 60 jobs.
The new 12m pounds Sterling club -- which is due to open in December -- will be located next to Farnham Rugby Club in Wrecclesham. It will feature the largest spa of any David Lloyd Leisure club, a plethora of sporting and fitness facilities, and a DL Kids dedicated area for children and families.
The 1,013sqm Amida Spa will comprise six treatment rooms, offering massages, facials and alternative therapies using the latest products and techniques. It will also house four sauna rooms, a relaxation area, experience rooms, a spray tanning room and nail studio, as well as outdoor sauna cabins and a spa pool.
With eight outdoor tennis courts, the Farnham club will provide some of the best tennis facilities in the region. The Tennis All Stars programme, accredited by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), will be available to children aged 3-11, while adults at all levels will be offered instruction by a dedicated team of LTA-qualified coaches.
The multi-purpose sports hall, housing three badminton courts, will enhance the racquets offering along with two squash courts. An onsite physiotherapist and osteopathy clinic will add to the comprehensive facilities and services, ensuring that every sporting need is met.
Furthermore, the complex will boast a 25m indoor swimming pool and separate children's pool. DLL's Swim All Stars quality swimming programme -- endorsed by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) and undertaken by ASA-qualified coaches -- will be available for all abilities, from absolute beginners to rising stars.
Children and families will be catered for with the new 470sqm DL Kids facility onsite, featuring family lounge areas in which to relax, and a wide range of activity and holiday programmes on offer.
Another key attraction will be the 1,337sqm gymnasium, providing the latest fitness products such as assisted resistance and cardiovascular equipment, free weights and Power Plates. There will be two exercise studios, hosting a variety of classes, and a specially designated room for the popular class, spinning.
Members and families will be able to relax and socialise in a DL Cafebar, offering an enticing menu of delicious, healthy and nutritionally-balanced meals for those who have worked up an appetite.
Farnham is the latest new club opening for Europe's premier racquets, health and fitness group as part of an expansion plan.
Newly-appointed General Manager Linden Henson, who previously managed DLL Chigwell in Essex, will now begin recruiting the rest of his team.
Linden says: "I am delighted to be leading the David Lloyd Leisure team in Farnham. This club will offer the area some fantastic leisure facilities and we're very excited about becoming part of the local community. I am also very pleased that our club opening will create about 60 jobs.
"Our Amida Spa, the largest of any DLL club in the country, will be simply stunning -- a haven of relaxation, offering the latest products and techniques, to make each member's visit a truly memorable experience."