Kenwick park’s Health and Leisure Club in Louth to rise from the ashes

Following last week's fire at Kenwick's Health and Leisure Club, plans are underway to bring the facilities back up and running in the coming weeks.
Following last week's fire at Kenwick's Health and Leisure Club, plans are underway to bring the facilities back up and running in the coming weeks.

Just one week after a blazing inferno destroyed the Kenwick Health and Leisure Club in Louth, plans are already underway to restore the facility.

A number of exercise classes have already begun in the hotel’s function room this week, which includes yoga, pilates and line-dancing among many others.

The contingency plan to bring back as many of the services that the health and leisure club provided is being implemented until a new health and leisure complex is re-built. The fire which started during the early hours of the morning last Monday (October 13) was caused by an in-exact electrical fault in the reception area of the leisure centre.

Managing director of Kenwick Park, Stuart Flynn is happy with the current progress being made and explained to the Leader what is due to happen in the coming weeks.

“The Health and Leisure Club we have at Kenwick Park is all starting again and it’s great to see the progress that is being made. We’ve come a long way during the last week.

“To start with, many of our fitness classes are now back up and running in the hotel function room and we have just had approval to get a temporary building put in the grounds that will act as a gym and activities studio, which will hopefully be ready for use in the next couple of weeks.”

Stuart added: “Also we have just had one our brand new luxury lodges completed which will now act as a beauty centre offering treatments and a relaxation area, this will again hopefully be ready for our customers in around two weeks time.

“The only thing we’re not going to have at this time is the swimming pool and sauna.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our members, customers and staff for their help, support and patience during this difficult situation.”

Another service that was based up at the health and leisure club was chartered physiotherapist, Alison Bantock, who lost all of her equipment in the fire too.

But thanks to the help of the Allinson family, Alison was able to get back to business just one day after the fire and is working from Louth Indoor Tennis Centre on the Fairfield Industrial Estate.

“Alison added: “I just want to thank the Allinsons for their help in getting my business back up and running and to Stuart at Kenwick for all of his help and support.”