Transforming leisure facilities to maximise community engagement

Thursday 9th May 12:05 - 12:45

There are many challenges facing leisure facilities from austerity, to family and community engagement, to the health and wellbeing effects of inactivity. Innovative developments and investment can have huge impacts on usage of leisure facilities and activity levels, but what are the priorities for investment; what innovative approaches to design and redevelopment are required and work? Speakers will showcase recent best practice projects from both local authority and higher education facilities – demonstrating the implementation and impact.


Steve Scales, Client Services Director at ukactive

Transforming leisure and challenging the norm: exploring award winning concepts – transforming facilities and engaging communities


James Foley, Commercial Director at Alliance Leisure

Investing £50M to create the most active campus in the UK – for students, staff and the local community


Lisa Dodd-Mayne, Director of Sport & Active Communities at University of Warwick