Klafs Wins Virgin Active Contract

The UKå‘s leading supplier of premium spa products, Klafs, has won a major contract to supply and install a complete relaxation suite in Londonå‘s new å£11 million Virgin Active club.

Klafs Ltd., part of the expanding Richard Corsie Leisure Group, RCL, was awarded the contract at the new luxury spa and health club in Wandsworth by Virgin Active following its successful installation of two previous London spa sites in Islington and Acton. Under the terms of the contract Klafs` in-house team of installation engineers and technicians will build a fully customised relaxation and wellbeing suite, comprising two advanced large-scale sauna systems, a Romanesque steam bath, an ice igloo and three themed shower areas.

The new total relaxation suite will house a large 25-person Profi Evento state-of-the-art sauna, featuring wall-mounted cascading Aquaviva light and audio multi-sensory panels. Klafs will build a large Sanarium sauna combining a soft steam, herbal and warm air bathing experience with soft mood enhancing red, yellow, green and blue lighting effects.
The spa will also feature a massive Roman steam bath where handcrafted ceramics and fountains combine with frescos and pillars to create the ultimate in steam bathing. To complete the bathing cycle Klafs plan to install a refreshing ice igloo featuring an ice fountain and three different shower facilities. A fun shower with tropical rainstorms, a feature shower with overhead douche bucket and an experience shower with invigorating hot and cold water bursts.

Peter Brennan, operations director for Virgin Active says, “We are committed to providing our members with the highest levels of comfort and relaxation. We will not compromise on quality. Klafs give us superior, imaginative and technically advanced designs engineered to fit precisely into our `total club` spa concept.” He concluded, “Our members love the Klafs experience and we see it as a key feature of the `total club` offer. In the first three months of opening we anticipate it will help us attract some 2,500 new members”.

Klafs installed its first Virgin Active relaxation suite in Islington in June 2002, followed by Acton in July. All of the Virgin Active spa and relaxation suites are bespoke. Centrally located in Wandsworth`s main shopping area, the new spa is part of Virgin Active`s `total club` concept, which, in addition to the spa facilities offers full fitness and health treatment programmes.


The Klafs spa and relaxation product range is internationally regarded as the most comprehensive and highest quality available within the leisure market and extends from themed sauna`s, steam baths and showers to ice igloos, plunge tubs, foot spas and aromatic essences. Built to the highest design standards Klafs` products encompass the most advanced technologies.
Recent innovations include the Sanarium® multi-sauna that offers soft steam, herbal and warm air bath options in one cabin and the Aquaviva light-wave panels with sound effects.