major gym makeover

We’re thrilled to let you know that the Council is planning a significant investment into giving  Southwark Leisure gyms a major facelift.


Our gyms are due for an upgrade, and we want to make sure they match up with the best in town and keep up with the latest fitness trends so you can enjoy a great workout experience.

Get the latest updates on gym refurbishments



Here’s what we’re planning

  • we’re swapping out old equipment
  • introducing some cool new workout kit
  • changing the layout of our workout zones
  • giving the gyms a fresh new look with new decorations
  • adding new flooring and lighting where needed

Customer survey

We recently asked for feedback via a customer survey.
Thank you to everybody who took the time to complete the customer survey. This will help us shape the gyms you want.
Read our survey results


More improvements coming…

In addition to the gym upgrade, we’re investing substantially over the next five years to make our buildings more efficient, resilient and be more eco-friendly. Since we took over facility management in June 2023, we’ve invested in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and other systems to keep everything running.
We know our buildings need more attention, so we’re planning the below improvements this year:
  • changing room refurbishments across the centres
  • replacement air handling at Dulwich
  • general building fabric improvements across the centres
  • replacement of aging pool plant
  • climate change resilience work

Frequently asked questions

Get answers here to our frequently asked questions about the gym refurbishments

Refurbishment update

The focus groups and customer survey results informed us about the type of equipment you want, the layout of fitness spaces and what fitness help and advice you’d like from our fitness team.
Here are some development updates:

>> Pulse Fitness will be providing new state-of-the-art cardio and resistance weights equipment. They have committed to visiting centres within 48 hours of a reported issue and have a 95% first time fix rate, which is one of the reasons we chose them.  Indigo Fitness and Origin Fitness will also be providing specialist weights equipment

>> Industry experts Zynk Design are currently working on the layouts and design of the gym to create inspiring workout spaces where everybody feels comfortable. We will have designs to share in the next couple of weeks

>> You told us you would like more help and support from the fitness teams. Our teams are working on a new member journey including body analysis checks, fitness programmes and gym based classes. These will be free to members adding further great value to our membership. We will launch some of these initiatives in the Summer and some will follow later in September 

>> Timings – we will roll out the gym refurbishments centre by centre starting late June. Timescales are being finalised and we will let you know what dates have been agreed for each centre soon. We will endeavour to keep any disruption to a minimum and will open up access to other centres where possible.


Thank you for your support

We’re really excited about these changes and can’t wait to create an even better space for you. We will keep you updated when we have dates for the planned improvements. Thanks for your support, and we hope you enjoy the upgraded facilities!

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