Merton Council has retained GLL to manage and maintain Canons and Wimbledon Leisure Centres and Morden Park Pool for the next two years.
The new contract was awarded to the South East London-based leisure trust following a rigorous re-tendering process.
The new contract focuses on performance targets including increasing the number of people using the facilities and improving customer satisfaction, consistency in cleaning standards and delivery of maintenance works. This focus aims to encourage more Merton residents to live healthy lives with physical exercise playing a key role.
Merton Council Cabinet Member for Community Services, Councillor Maurice Groves, said: “The council was impressed by the commitment demonstrated in the tender submission and looks forward to working with GLL for a further two years. We are hoping to get more people more active, more often.”
Commenting on the contract win Mark Sesnan, Managing Director of GLL said: “We are delighted to have won the re-tender. It is a strong vote of confidence for the work we have done in the borough to date and the quality of service we offer leisure users. In partnership with the council, we have invested a significant amount in the service over the past seven years and look forward to continuing the progress made so far.”
Note to editors
GLL is a leisure trust with a social enterprise structure, which manages 65 leisure centres within the M25 in partnership with 12 London boroughs, plus Ewell Borough Council, Reading Borough Council, Bellingham Community Project, the London Playing Fields Foundation and the London Development Agency. As a Non Profit Distributing Organisation it re-invests any surpluses back into services.