Crawley Borough Council has commissioned The Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy (SLC) to provide support for the procurement of a long-term partner to operate K2 Crawley and associated leisure facilities.
This procurement exercise will run in parallel to the Council’s planned capital improvements to their leisure facilities. The project aims to be a part of the Council’s commitment to improve community and sporting facilities in the town and to help to tackle issues around educational attainment, health inequalities and community safety.
The current contract with Freedom Leisure comes to an end in November 2018 and by starting the process early, the Council has allowed sufficient time to develop clearly defined required outcomes for the new contract.
K2 Crawley remains one of the premier leisure centres in the country, hosting regional, national and international high profile sporting events. Further details regarding the procurement will be released in due course, with a Market Interest Day expected to be in early Summer 2017.
SLC is currently advising a number of other councils on securing sustainable leisure contracts across the UK.
Nigel Sheehan, Head of Partnership Services at Crawley Borough Council said, “The Council is really proud of what K2 Crawley has achieved to date by establishing itself as one of the premier leisure centres in the UK supporting both the local community and national sporting programmes. We are looking forward to working with SLC to realise the future potential that K2 Crawley has to offer”
Toby Kingsbury, Managing Consultant for SLC commenting on the appointment said: “We are delighted to be providing Crawley Borough Council with procurement support at an exciting time for the Council’s leisure facilities and services. We are looking forward to securing a partner for the Council who understands the Council’s values and strategic priorities whilst maintaining their high quality facilities.”