Nail technicians, beauticians and therapists wanted for new £35m NI leisure centre

Beauty therapists, physios and nail technicians are just some of the posts offered in the new South Lakes Leisure Centre - which the council hopes is finished later this year.

Work stopped on the £35m leisure complex due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council is seeking self employed therapists to join the team.

The Council is inviting ‘suitably qualified and experienced practitioners’ to register their interest in working from the venue’s state-of-the-art Health and Wellbeing Suite.

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A spokesperson said: “The fabulous Health and Wellbeing Suite includes a steam room, sauna and vitality pool; there are 5 treatment rooms along with additional nail and pedicure bars and a dedicated relaxation area.

A perspective of the new South Lakes Leisure Centre in Craigavon.

“Rooms will be offered on a rental basis, either exclusively to one therapist or shared by agreement. A variety of treatments will be offered, therefore therapists offering nail, beauty treatments, face and body treatments, holistic therapies, physiotherapy, aesthetic treatments, and complementary therapies are all welcome to register their interest.

“The range of treatments and operational model will be finalised following a market engagement exercise that will take place throughout June.

“Interested parties must register their interest before 5pm on Friday 26th June 2020 in order to participate and assist Council in defining the final delivery approach and customer offering.

“The centre is scheduled to open later in the year (subject to works recommencing on-site and Covid-19 government restrictions being lifted), therefore a formal process to work from the Health and Wellbeing suite will follow the market engagement exercise.

“To register your interest and receive further information on this exciting opportunity, please complete a form at or email Joanne Martin at [email protected] .

“Once registered, applicants will receive an opportunity prospectus that will set out the opportunity and process in more detail.”

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