Construction Work of the new David Lloyd Bury St Edmunds to start at the Marham Park development in Suffolk


Countryside, part of the Vistry Group, is delighted to announce the completion of the sale of land off Sandlands Drive, Marham Park to David Lloyd Leisure, Europe’s leading health and wellness group.  


Work will start later this year on the brand-new David Lloyd Bury St Edmunds which is due to open in 2024. The new club will feature a host of impressive facilities including a state-of-the-art gym, heated indoor and outdoor pools and fully-equipped group exercise studios, comprising a group indoor cycling, high energy, BLAZE and a Mind & Body studio. There will also be indoor and outdoor tennis and padel courts


Other wellness facilities will include a luxury indoor Spa which will include saunas, steam rooms, hydrotherapy pool beds and a deep relax zone creating a sanctuary of relaxation to recharge, revive and rejuvenate. 


Family sits right at the heart of David Lloyd Clubs and the new club will offer structured, progressive swim and tennis coaching and after-school and holiday clubs. There will also be a Clubroom with a family zone and indoor soft play area for the younger ones; plus an adults-only area and business hub. An outdoor patio area will offer a space for outdoor dining and drinking on warmer days and evenings.


Martin Leach, Managing Director, 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.’


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 lifestages and we look forward to welcoming the local community into the club in 2024.”

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Notes to editors:

About Countryside Partnerships 

In November 2022 Countryside Partnerships merged with Vistry Partnerships, to form one of the country’s leading mixed-tenure developers as part of Vistry GroupThe combined business incorporates over 40 years’ experience of collaborative working with partners in both the public and private sectors. 


In partnership with housing associations, public bodies, landowners and institutional private rental operators, Countryside Partnerships delivers multiple tenures, including affordable homes, build to rent homes and homes for private sale. The company maintains a strong focus on place-making, designing places people love to create long-term sustainable communities across the UK, including some of the country’s most complex regeneration and master planned sites.


Countryside Partnerships is part of Vistry Group PLC which also includes Vistry Housebuilding, and housing brands Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Countryside Homes.


About David Lloyd Leisure

David Lloyd Leisure helps members to live life better with a focus on physical and mental wellbeing and a sense of belonging. We are Europe’s leading premium health and wellness group operating 132 clubs - 103 clubs in the UK and a further 29 clubs across mainland Europe, comprising three brands David Lloyd Clubs, Harbour Clubs and David Lloyd Meridian Spa and Fitness in Germany. 


We continually innovate to offer the best products and services for families and individuals in welcoming surroundings including state-of-the-art gyms, heated indoor and outdoor pools, top-class racquet facilities, well-equipped group exercise studios, luxurious spas, kids club facilities and crèches. Our Clubrooms offer a place to spend time with friends and family or enjoy a bite to eat, our clubs also feature large and inviting spaces to work, relax and socialise. 

Our 730,000+ members and over 10,000 team members make a positive impact on the communities and environment in which we operate. We have an expert health and fitness team of over 2000 and more than 680 tennis professionals work with us. David Lloyd Clubs’ racquet facilities are unparalleled with over 1080 tennis courts as well as over 400 badminton and squash courts.  


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