David Lloyd is a leading brand in the health and fitness industry with 86 centres servicing approximately 475,000 members across the UK. After being acquired by TDR Capital in 2013, £50m is now being invested into the group to expand its club network and grow membership.

The Colchester site is currently Colchester’s only club with both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, and boasts spa facilities, a state-of-the-art gym, exercise studios and indoor and outdoor tennis courts.


The site totals 4,845m2, and required approximately 3,500m2 of tiling to cover the swimming pools, changing rooms, walkways and reception areas. The swimming areas included three pools, as well as spas facilities and changing rooms.


For the swimming areas Greg Paclawski of Profix Tiling Ltd contacted Adam Willmott, Business Development Manager for ARDEX, for advice on the tiling specification. Paclawski commented, “The ARDEX specification gave the client confidence in the system, and their fast track products meant we could deliver the project within the tight deadline.”

Commenting on the project, Willmott said, “My role was to liaise with all the contractors involved, from Pellikaan through to Profix, to produce a suitable specification and then ensure the subsequent installation went as planned.”

“The system met the contractors’ rigorous standards, passing independent product and application tests commissioned by Pellikaan.” Willmott continued. “Large, varied areas of different types of tiles were fixed throughout the site with a comprehensive system of ARDEX products. The overall result is a stunning leisure facility that will service its members for years to come.”


Buckingham Pools
Profix Tiling Ltd.
The Hurst Group

General Contractor:
Pellikaan Construction

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