Foxhills Club & Resort in Surrey is to open a new £7m leisure centre next month as part of its continuing investment in family-friendly facilities.
The Pavilion, which is currently just a few weeks away from completion, was designed by Michaelis Boyd, the architects behind Soho Farmhouse, and will feature indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, a crèche, art studio, playroom with soft play, three more studios for dance, 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.
The Pavilion follows 2019’s investment in the refurbishment of The Fox dining rooms, the opening of the Practice Den – a floodlit short-game area which adds to the club’s extensive golf practice facilities – and the Yoga Cabin, which has already gained popularity among the members and guests.
Opening in May, just before the next phase of the government’s schedule easing of Covid-19 restrictions, The Pavilion joins a wide range of leisure facilities already on offer at the club, including more 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.
The Pavillion boasts an air exchange system to improve ventilation, while the design has also made the most out of outdoor space with two terraces – the larger with heaters and an awning for year-round dining. More classes will also take place outdoors with yoga, boot camps and power walking on the 4km woodland trail on the estate, as well as the opportunity for most of them to be live-streamed or on demand so they can be enjoyed at home.
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.
“Family is a vital component to Foxhills’ ethos and has always been the bedrock of the resort. We want to give our members and the local community the facilities they deserve – even more so after the tough year everyone has had.”
He added: “Foxhills takes its role in the community seriously. In time for Christmas, the club organised an initiative which saw its members donate £25k to food banks in Weybridge and Runnymede and £100,000 has been committed to summer camps for local children providing those most in need with up to a month of activities.