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David Lloyd Bury St Edmunds to open in 2024 as work starts later this year





Work will start later this year on a new David Lloyd leisure centre on the edge of Bury St Edmunds which is due to open in 2024.

Developer Countryside has announced the completion of the sale of land, off Sandlands Drive on the Marham Park estate, to David Lloyd Leisure.

Planning permission for the facility on the 2.01 hectare site was approved in July and residents were in favour of the proposal, with one telling West Suffolk Council that it appeared to be one of the few things left that would deliver on the original plan for Marham Park.

Work will start later this year on the new David Lloyd Bury St Edmunds which is due to open in 2024. Picture: David Lloyd Leisure
Work will start later this year on the new David Lloyd Bury St Edmunds which is due to open in 2024. Picture: David Lloyd Leisure

The David Lloyd Bury St Edmunds centre will include a gym, heated indoor and outdoor pools, exercise studios as well as indoor and outdoor tennis and padel courts.

Stuart Caswell, from David Lloyd Leisure, said: “Marham Park is a fantastic development, easily accessible for the whole of Bury St Edmunds and surrounding communities; we are delighted to be part of its promising future.

“Our broad range of premium, family-focused health and wellness facilities appeal to people of all ages and life stages and we look forward to welcoming the local community into the club in 2024.”

The facility, although not linked, comes as West Suffolk Council announced plans to shelve its new leisure centre and instead refurbish existing premises, in Beeton’s Way.

Countryside is part of the Vistry Group.

Martin Leach, managing director at Vistry Major Projects, said: “We are very excited to be welcoming David Lloyd Clubs to Marham Park.

“The start of work on-site marks a major milestone and will significantly improve the health and wellness facilities and wider offering at the development.

“We look forward to seeing the next stages of construction unfold over the coming months.”