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1Life Downham Contract includes Downham Health & Leisure Centre. 1Life caters for every gym-goer with a variety of membership packages and payment options to suit all lifestyles and budgets. Operating across 70 centres in the UK 1Life has invested over £2.6 million into its facilities to deliver the latest gym equipment, fitness classes, personal assessments and training, for more than 50,000 members.

About The Digital Newsroom

The Downham Digital Newsroom is a simple and useful resource for you to keep track of all the latest news stories. High resolution images and complete press releases are available to download from here, and you can connect with our various social media profiles easily. Suggestions for improvements are welcome.

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Laura Coyne
Manifest Communications
t. +44 (0)1132 429 174


Downham Health & Leisure Centre recognised at the FIA Flame Awards

Downham Health & Leisure Centre was recently recognised for its commitment to the community and for providing quality services across the board at a leading industry awards event.  The Lewisham based centre was a finalist in the Centre of the Year category at the Fitness Industry Association’s Flame Awards, which were held in June.

  • The centre achieved a consistent level of high results across the assessments, which included an online submission, site visit and customer survey, and secured top marks in the site visit stage of the assessment
  • The centre was judged on its planning, promotions, training and resources, as well as first impressions when entering the site
  • Customers at the centre were also asked to complete a survey and give their comments about their experience at the centre


Danielle De Cruz, Community Liaison Manager at Downham Health & Leisure Centre, commented:

It was an honour to be nominated for the FIA Flame Awards as Centre of the Year. We have worked extremely hard with Lewisham Council to ensure we are delivering the best possible service to members of the community, so we are delighted that our hard work has been recognised by the FIA.

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Local leisure centre announces the appointment of two new managers

Downham Health & Leisure Centre has announced the appointment of two new duty managers: Manny Essex and Gemma Braddon, who both bring a wealth of experience to their new role Manny Essex, from Orpington, joins the team having previously worked for Parkwood Community Leisure, where he was acting Duty Manager for four and a half […]

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Downham Health & Leisure Centre plays host to charity Splash-athon!

Downham Health & Leisure Centre is set to host a charity Splash-athon on Friday 25 July, from 10.30am in a bid to raise money for Tommy’s; a charity which funds research into stillbirth, premature birth and miscarriage. From 10.30am until 11am the team at Downham Health & Leisure Centre will run a free swim class […]

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Downham Health & Leisure Centre gains funding for new sessions

Downham Health & Leisure Centre has been successful in gaining funding from StreetGames to run Door Step Sport Clubs at the centre. They will commence mid June and are for teenagers and young people over the age of 12 years. The sessions will be hosted weekly throughout the year, and will cost just £2 per […]

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