Printed Date: 20/05/2018

GLL’s growth continues with Bath & North East Somerset leisure facilities

GLL’s growth continues with Bath & North East Somerset leisure facilities


1st July 2015: The UK’s largest leisure charitable social enterprise, GLL, continues to grow ever larger after being awarded a new management contract to operate a range of leisure centres, on behalf of Bath & North East Somerset Council, following an extensive tendering process. 


GLL is a Charitable Social Enterprise with significant leisure experience, and is committed to working with the Council to deliver its objectives of raising levels of physical activity and tackling health inequalities as set out in the Fit for Life Strategy.


The new contract began 1 July 2015 and covers Bath Sport and Leisure Centre, Keynsham Leisure Centre, Culverhay Leisure Centre, Chew Valley Leisure Centre, Odd Down Playing Fields and the Bath Pavilion.  Through an estimated £17 million of investment, the Council’s leisure centres will be modernised and upgraded by GLL.


This modernisation and upgrade will include the construction of a new leisure facility in Keynsham, to include a swimming pool, learner pool, fitness suite and studio space, as the current facility is reaching the end of its useful life. It will also include a major refurbishment of Bath Sports and Leisure Centre that will include new and innovative products for the centre.


As part of their focus on increasing physical activity and sports participation, as well as reducing health inequalities, GLL has also committed to introducing a standardised leisure card scheme and concessionary pricing structure, including discounts for students and disabled users. Talented athletes across Bath & Somerset will also be able to access funding and sponsorship from the GLL Sport Foundation, which aims to support and develop young sportsmen and women in order to help them achieve their sporting ambitions.

Mark Sesnan, Managing Director, GLL, said, “We are very pleased to have been chosen to manage the leisure facilities in Bath and North East Somerset on behalf of the Council. As a ‘not for profit’ charitable social enterprise who operate over 200 sport and leisure facilities across the UK, our objective is to increase sports, health, and physical activity in Bath and North East Somerset, and to bolster levels of sports participation in each of these leisure facilities.”