New Gymnastics Building

A purpose built 4250 sq ft building will be built to house the gymnastics studio, complete with a specially sprung floor.

Plans are already underway for The City of Lancaster Gymnastics Club to move into the building.

Chairperson of the club, Marie Gardner, has already met with the owners of the park to transform the new building into a top class training venue.

The chairperson, said: “We’ve been looking for another venue for a while now, as we wanted to keep it close to the existing facilities at the University.

“Lots of parents bring their children to us after school and at weekends, so we wanted somewhere that’s easy to get to, with good parking.

“The Leisure Park gives us that.”

The new venue at the leisure park creates more space, enabling them to offer more classes and an environment which mirrors competition conditions.

Allan Blackburn, the owner of the leisure park, said “The plans that the City of Lancaster Gymnastics Club have for the building fit in nicely with the other attractions on the park.

“We’ve always been family focused and together with Giggles Play and Adventure and Turning Point Theatre Arts, the leisure park now offers just as much for children and young adults, as it does for our older visitors.

“It’s my 70th birthday in May and my children keep asking me when I’m going to retire, but when exciting things like this are happening to the site, retirement will have to wait!”

Mr Blackburn has owned the park for 21 years and is always moving things forward and in the last five years alone some of the land has been developed into housing, a new site for Lancaster Brewery and a new farm shop.