Oxford Spires Academy and Fusion Lifestyle supported by a large investment from Oxford City Council have opened the doors of a new health and fitness facility this week to extend the Academy’s community use provision in East Oxford.
SLC has had a long association of working in Oxford and we were initially engaged to support the Academy in developing a business plan and feasibility study to identify the potential for wider community use and scope future facilities. This extended to SLC securing a leisure operator for the Academy.
SLC managed a 9-month procurement exercise with major leisure operators, and Fusion Lifestyle (who operate the City Council’s portfolio of facilities) was selected to become the Academy’s operating partner for the next ten years linked to a major investment in equipping the new Gym.
Sue Croft, Principal at Oxford Spires said, “SLC was a huge help, professional, easy to communicate with, providing clear, honest guidance and advice. As a result of their input we have an excellent outcome for our school and students.”
Duncan Wood-Allum, who led SLC’s work said “My career started in community use and it was a delight to hear the doors have opened at this exciting facility. Congratulations to the Academy, City Council, Fusion Lifestyle and the delivery team for opening on time and to budget! We love it when new facilities we’ve supported are opened – but this one is one of our favourites!”