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Bury St Edmunds plans submitted for massive David Lloyd Leisure club at Marham Park





A massive leisure club with a tennis air-dome and a five-lane swimming pool could be built at a Bury St Edmunds housing estate.

David Lloyd Leisure Ltd wants to build the facility on a 2.01 hectare site fronting Sandlands Drive at Marham Park.

A design and access statement, submitted to West Suffolk Council, said the site would include a three court tennis inflatable air-dome enclosure, three padel courts, a multi-use court and a Battle Box facility.

A concept of the David Lloyd facility at Marham Park in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson
A concept of the David Lloyd facility at Marham Park in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson

For swimming, there would be a five lane, 20m pool inside, a 400/800mm deep learner pool, an outdoor leisure pool and an outdoor children's splash play zone.

Other features listed are a three court sports hall, 100 to 120 station gym, four studio spaces for spin, blaze, high impact as well as mind and body studios, a children's soft play and activity space.

There would also be an inside spa and an outside spa garden.

A concept of the aerial view of the proposed David Lloyd facility at Marham Park in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson
A concept of the aerial view of the proposed David Lloyd facility at Marham Park in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson
The location of the David Lloyd facility at Marham Park in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Google
The location of the David Lloyd facility at Marham Park in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Google
A concept of the pool terrace at the David Lloyd facility at Marham Park in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson
A concept of the pool terrace at the David Lloyd facility at Marham Park in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson

The plans feature 225 car parking spaces and 20 cycle spaces.

The statement, from Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson, said: "The inflatable air-dome will allow tennis to be played on the courts all year round regardless of weather conditions."

It said the Battle Box is a brand of outdoor, bootcamp-style workout class that has been popular in a number of David Lloyd Clubs across the country.

The statement added: "The branded black shipping container acts as a base, which contains all the necessary equipment for the classes.

"The container itself has a number of ropes and climbing obstacles on it that form many of the stations for the class participants.

"In front of the container is a small area of artificial turf with printed markings, showing the zones of activity."