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Colman gets a tonic

The Colman Partnership has won a competition for this £5 million 'flagship' health club to be built in Beckenham in Kent, and is hopeful of building more for the same client.

Colman director David Liddell told the AJ that the 5000 m 2scheme, for the expanding Fitness Exchange group, could herald further similar buildings in a chain. 'We hope to develop a longer-term relationship with them now', he said.

Currently, Fitness Exchange has 10 such centres and the practice has a track record of developing such facilities - it has completed eight fitness clubs for Holmes Place.

The Kent scheme is a reconfiguration of the current NatWest Sports Ground facility, providing a new gymnasium, swimming pool and aerobicstudio facilities.

The practice is to submit a planning application shortly for the scheme and hopes to be able to make a start on site in February next year. It is aiming to complete in Spring 2001.

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