Circadian Trust funnels £200,000 investment into new conference facilities


A £200,000 investment has transformed existing sport and conference facilities at Thornbury Active Lifestyle Centre, creating more than 1,700 sq. ft of exhibition, events and meeting space.

The refurbished venue can now accommodate up to 4,000 guests, making it one of the biggest conference facilities in South Gloucestershire and Bristol. Other benefits include free parking for up to 800 vehicles, a private main entrance and lobby, modern dedicated events café, free wi-fi, air conditioning and multiple breakout areas.

Active Conference Centre sits directly alongside the existing Active Lifestyle Centre in Alveston Hill, which has served the local community with a wide range of fitness, sport and swimming facilities for several years.

Ben Beasley, Circadian Trust Commercial Director, said:

“Our existing facilities, while functional, were quite tired and in need of an overhaul. This investment signals change and means we can now offer a modern, comfortable and versatile space suitable for all sorts of events, from corporate meetings and trade shows to award ceremonies and celebrations.

“We’re ideally located just a few miles off the M4/M5 interchange and short taxi ride from Bristol Parkway which, combined with extensive on-site free parking, makes us very easy to access.”

Circadian Trust is a not-for-profit organisation which operates five lifestyle centres and one dual-use sports centre in Bradley Stoke, Downend, Kingswood, Longwell Green, Thornbury and Yate, in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council.

For further details on the Active Conference Centre, please contact Events Manager Lorraine Andrews on: