Maintenance Days – Keeping the Club Looking Good!

11 August 2023

We take great pride in keeping the Club not only looking its best for our members but also ensuring the downtime of any equipment or facilities is kept to an absolute minimum. Breakdowns are of course inevitable, but we invest an awful lot of time and resource into our preventative maintenance programme to keep the equipment and facilities running. We hope you notice!

One of the things we do to aid this preventative maintenance programme is unique in the industry as we close the Club for two days a year until 5.30pm for our maintenance days. These maintenance days are very important to the way that we try to operate the business, enabling us to maintain the high quality of the facilities, reducing our need to close areas or take equipment out of service, and generally keeping the Club at the leading edge of the industry from a quality point of view.

Our next maintenance day will take place on 16th August 2023. Those that have been members for some time will by now be familiar with the kind of work we do but for those newer to the Club the days typically comprise a mix of planned maintenance, ad-hoc repairs and cleaning.

Taking each area in turn:

Planned Maintenance & Ad-hoc Repairs

We have a huge amount of expensive plant in the building which needs regular maintenance and our long opening hours can make this difficult to schedule. Ad-hoc repairs can also be tricky – for example in the ladies’ locker room for our male maintenance team!

On the up-coming maintenance day, we have lots of external contractors coming in to do work. Examples of work planned for our next day are:

  • Service and change all the filters on the air handling units.
  • Clean the kitchen ducting.
  • Service all the air con units.
  • Remove the sink traps, clean and refit.
  • Descale and clean the men’s urinals.
  • Service all the pool plant, sauna and steam room.
  • Carry out various plumbing and electrical work needed around the club.
  • Service and test the sauna suppression system and fire curtain.
  • Clean, disinfect and service all the drinks fountains.
  • Remove, descale and refit all the shower heads.
  • Carry out the 12-monthly service and boiler pressure tests on the coffee machine.
  • Paint any areas in the club which need freshening up.
  • Check all the opening and closing of the doors and repair any faults.
  • Replace any damaged or chipped tiles.
  • Check all the fire dampeners.
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Some re-upholstery of gym kit.
  • Granite top going on to the new reception desk and final snagging items for the new reception desk.


Whilst we invest a huge amount in cleaning the Club, employing our own cleaners and using contractors at night, it is very helpful to have some dedicated time to ensure that cleaning is being done effectively, and to deep clean areas which are hard to do during opening hours.

On the upcoming day, for example, some of the tasks will be as follows:

  • Thorough cleaning of the changing room lockers, including the tops of the lockers.
  • Deep cleaning of the showers, drains, etc.
  • Thorough clean of all gym and studio equipment, including spin bikes and mats and high-level areas.
  • Cleaning of all tiled areas on poolside.
  • Deep cleaning tasks in the kitchen / bar area such as extraction filters, fryers, steam cleaning the ovens, deep cleaning the coffee machine, etc.
  • Deep clean all Club Lounge furniture to identify and remove stains.

…… and many more……

As you can see, the maintenance days are certainly not a day off for our staff team! We hope you notice a difference when you come back into the Club.

Steve Davies
General Manager