Project Sixways – David Lloyd Leisure Update

David Lloyd Leisure, Europe’s premier sports, health, and leisure group of clubs, has announced it will create at least 70 jobs with the opening of its new facility at Sixways this December.

The new £8m club – which is due to open on December 1 – will be located next to Sixways Stadium, home to Worcester Warriors, and will feature a plethora of sporting and fitness facilities for the whole family.

The stunning 5,600sqm development, the group’s 81st in the UK, will include extensive indoor and outdoor tennis facilities, indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, a state-of-the-art fitness area and a dedicated zone for children’s activities.

With three indoor and five outdoor tennis courts, David Lloyd Worcester will offer families 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 and adults will also be offered instruction from a dedicated team of LTA-qualified coaches.

The swimming facilities will comprise a 25m indoor pool and a 20m outdoor pool, offering a range of activities including aqua aerobics, family swim times and quiet adult swim sessions.

David Lloyd Leisure’s All Stars Swimming for children, fully endorsed by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), will be taught by a team of qualified coaches and will cater for all abilities from absolute beginner to advanced improvers. Coaching and aqua-based classes will also be available for adults.

A key feature in the club will be the 900sqm gym, which will house the very latest fitness equipment, including an extensive range of assisted resistance and cardiovascular equipment, free weights and Power Plates™.

Gym Instructors will be on hand at all times to provide guidance while a team of qualified personal trainers will offer a more bespoke service for those needing help to achieve specific, individual goals.

To complement the gym, a full programme of exercise classes will cater for a broad range of tastes and abilities. There will be three studios, with one dedicated to the popular class of spinning.

Family sits right at the heart of the David Lloyd Leisure brand and, as a result, children are always welcome. In addition to the structured, progressive coaching available via the All Stars programmes, children are also encouraged to get involved in DL Kids, the club’s activity programme for youngsters. Sessions will take place in a dedicated DL Kids zone and will be scheduled to synchronise with the adult programme to ensure that the whole family are occupied for the duration of their visit.  There will also be an outdoor play area plus a crèche.

Other facilities will include two physiotherapy rooms and a wet spa area, including a sauna, steam room and spa. There are also plans for an exclusive area for adults offering a salt steam room, a saunarium, sauna, ice machine and large spa pool.

A DL Cafébar lounge area, featuring an outdoor terraced area, will offer members and their families a place to relax and socialise with friends and enjoy a healthy meal or refreshments. A comprehensive menu, with one designed specifically for children, will also be available.

David Lloyd Leisure regional director Jason Andrews said: “We are very excited about coming to Worcester and providing the community with what will be a fantastic club offering excellent facilities, classes, programmes and expertise.

“The Sixways site is a fabulous location for our racquets, health and fitness facilities and we are very much looking forward to working in partnership with the Worcester Warriors, a first-class rugby team.

“We are also proud to be supporting the local economy by creating some 70 to 80 full and part-time jobs. There are vacancies for a senior management team, a junior management team – including a lead coach, DK Kids and swimming co-ordinators, and tennis pros – and gym instructors, personal trainers, front of house, food and beverage and cleaning teams.”

Job opportunities at David Lloyd Worcester will be posted on the careers portal on the David Lloyd Leisure website

“The Sixways site is a fabulous location for our racquets, health and fitness facilities and we are very much looking forward to working in partnership with the Worcester Warriors, a first-class rugby team…"