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1Life St Albans Contract includes Batchwood Golf & Tennis Centre, 1Life Leisure Centre, 1Life Swimming Pool, London Colney Adventure World and Westminster Lodge 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.

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St Albans

Westminster Lodge and Harpenden win at the 2012 Quest Awards

Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre and Harpenden Leisure Centre have been awarded at the annual Quest Conference 2012, in honour of the sites’ continued dedication to quality programmes and continuous improvement in standards.

  • Both sites are owned by St Albans City and District Council and operated in partnership with Leisure Connection
  • Of the 850 sites included in the Quest audit, only nine achieved award winning status
  • Two of these were Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre and Harpenden Leisure Centre
  • The sites demonstrated continuous improvement over a number of years, as well as fully adhering to annual assessments
  • Quest is a tool for continuous improvement, designed primarily for the management of leisure facilities and leisure development
  • It defines industry standards and good practice and encourages ongoing development and delivery within a customer focused management framework


Scott Machen, Contract Manager for both sites, commented:

We were delighted when we picked up two awards at this year’s Quest Conference. The teams at both sites have demonstrated a consistent daily focus on quality delivery and improvement, and they have truly excelled themselves this year.

For St Albans to win two out of nine awards is fantastic, and that these nine were picked out of 850 sites is a true testament to the hard work of the staff, and I would like to congratulate and thank them all.

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Batchwood Sports Centre to host disability tennis sessions for local school

Batchwood Golf Course and Sports Centre has joined forces with Watling View School in St Albans, which supports children with a wide range of disabilities, and from 3rd November will host a six-week disability tennis programme for pupils at the school The fully accredited and professional coaches at Batchwood recently attended a disability tennis course […]

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Harpenden Sports Centre serves up an ace tennis celebration

Harpenden Sports Centre in St Albans has been ranked as one of the top five centres taking part in the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) Great British Tennis Weekends this year, attracting almost 400 local people to its event In recognition of this, the centre will receive £300 worth of tennis vouchers from the LTA, the […]

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Batchwood Golf Course & Sports Centre set to host £1 squash sessions

Following its £6.6 million refurbishment earlier this year, Batchwood Golf Course & Sports Centre has launched weekly Sunday squash sessions for just £1. The initiative is part of ‘The Big Hit’ campaign, which aims to raise the profile of squash and racketball among 18 to 35 year-olds across the UK The national English Squash and […]

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