Surrey Sports Park set for £500,000 gym refurbishment

The University of Surrey and partner Life Fitness are hoping to complete the works during the summer

The Surrey Sports Park gym in Guildford is set to undergo a £500,000 makeover later this year.

The facility, based at the University of Surrey , is planning a wholesale refurbishment of its health and fitness centre during the summer.

Owned by the university, the sports park will continue its working partnership with Life Fitness to steer the overhaul.

Key targets for the investment will be to introduce new, state-of-the-art equipment, more fitness stations, more elite-level strength and conditioning plus functional training areas.

The park said the cash boost was aimed to coincide with the “growing trends and demands” of users, as well as the “evolution of fitness industry”.

Its developments will significantly improve facilities for Surrey Sports Park members, university students, Team Surrey athletes and elite teams and partners.

Jonathan Acott, Surrey Sports Park’s head of operations, said: “We’re delighted to be able to announce this investment in our gym facilities and to be working in partnership with Life Fitness to deliver a world class fitness and training environment.

“We endeavor to offer state-of-the-art facilities to meet the increasing demands of our portfolio of members and stakeholders, and this upgrade will ensure we are able to offer the next generation of fitness equipment and technology to all users.”

The park has announced a two-week consultation with members via an online survey to gauge feedback on current training habits.

Once this is complete, it will finalise and announce further plans for the centre.

Craig Cocking of Life Fitness added that it was was committed to providing “first-class” gym facilities and creating a valuable leisure facility in the community.

“The impressive new gym will provide users, ranging from grassroots beginners to world class athletes, access to high quality, technologically advanced equipment to meet their personal workout needs.”