Foxhills Club & Resort has underlined its family values and value to the local economy by forging ahead with the launch of its new venue, the Pavilion. The new seven million pound facility is the latest to be unveiled by the Surrey resort as it continues to invest in its array of leisure amenities.
The Pavilion is one of Foxhills’ most exciting developments in its 46-year history. Designed by Michaelis Boyd, the architects behind Soho Farmhouse, the brief was to build “beautiful boxes filled with optimists”.
The first areas open today, May 10, and will feature indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a crèche, art studio, playroom with soft play and role-play ‘high street’, three more studios for dance, functional fitness and group cycling, a games room, a new restaurant and two terraces – all set within a Victorian walled garden overlooking one of the resort’s golf courses.
Putting family first
Marc Hayton, Foxhills managing director, said:
“At this extraordinary time, we all need something to look forward to. The Pavilion will not only help to cement our place as a family club, but also as a valued business at the heart of the local community and will give a well-needed boost to the local economy."
The Pavilion’s green focus
The Pavilion’s roof has been fitted with solar panels, all the lights are LED, which are 80 per cent more efficient than traditional lighting, while lighting in the toilets and locker rooms are on motion sensors to save energy.
Both pools are filtered by a pioneering DAISY system which reduces the water, energy and chlorine used, providing swimmers with a more natural and gentler environment. The 25 metre outdoor pool is covered each night to reduce evaporation and save energy. By including the toddler’s pools within the envelope of the main pools, rather than separate, it improves water quality for children and uses less energy.
Sensors on taps and showers mean less water is wasted. Five water fountains will be available to keep members and guests hydrated. The coolers will not have any single-use plastic cups, encouraging the use of refillable bottles.
Awnings and blinds are fixed to south-facing windows to reduce solar gain and the energy required to cool the building; printing will also be reduced as menus are on boards and QR codes and notice boards are displayed digitally; lockers are fitted with mechanical locks which reduce the environmental impact of batteries.
Hayton emphasised that these features laid the foundations for a long-term sustainable future for the resort:
“Considering the environmental impact of the Pavilion was particularly important because it has been designed for families. We want the children to enjoy the Pavilion throughout their lifetime and make sure that it doesn’t have any negative impact in the future.
“It’s been great to incorporate these fantastic features into the design from the beginning and work with experts to ensure that every aspect has been carefully considered. We can’t wait to open the Pavilion’s doors and for it to be a hub for the Surrey community for many years to come.”
The Pavilion joins an Olympic range of leisure facilities already at the club, offering more than 200 weekly activities for both adults and children. Highlights include group cycle, yoga, combat, reformer Pilates, Zumba, arts and crafts, Nordic walking, dance, judo, orienteering, tennis, table tennis, cycling and running clubs, basketball, football and golf.
Visit www.foxhills.co.uk/pavilion for more information.