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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest Feb 2013

Baypoint Club

Open 2020+

Ramsgate Road

Sandwich

01304  613002

https://baypointsportsclub.co.uk/

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https://whatpub.com/baypoint-club

baypoint Club 2019]

Above photo 2019.

 

The former Pfizer Social Club, containing a state of the art gymnasium, the premises contains 17 acres of land between Ramsgate and Sandwich looking seaward towards Pegwell Bay.

Inside the club there is a bar and bistro.

 

From www.kentonline.co.uk 20 August, 2012 by business editor Trevor Sturgess

Jobs created at BayPoint on old Pfizer social club site in Sandwich

Tony Harrison

Tony Harrison, owner of BayPoint on the former Pfizer social club site in Sandwich.

Pfizer's former social club has re-opened as a multi-million pound sports and fitness centre with the creation of 20 jobs and the promise of 100 more.

BayPoint gave visitors a taster at the weekend, showing the way ahead for the redundant 17-acre site sold by Pfizer after announcing its shock departure from Sandwich.

Thanet businessman Tony Harrison bought the site, invested a substantial sum and pledged a further 6m - and 100 new jobs - over the next few years.

BayPoint features outdoor and indoor football pitches, tennis and squash courts, a sports hall, fitness studio and a 350,000 gym, plus bar, bistro and ballroom.

Mr Harrison said he wanted BayPoint, situated on the main road between Sandwich and Ramsgate, to be a home from home for East Kent people and an attraction for people countywide.

“This is a real phoenix from the ashes story,” said Mr Harrison. “The departure of Pfizer and the loss of jobs devastated this part of Kent but now the buzz at BayPointy is feeling infectious.

"There's a real swell of support across East Kent for what we're doing here. I want BayPoint to become a real community asset.”

The complex officially opened on September 3 2012.

 

From the https://www.kentonline.co.uk By Emily Stott, 15 June 2015.

Baypoint Club in Sandwich calls in administrators after winding up order.

A leisure centre has gone into administration and will now be sold, due to a lack of membership.

Baypoint Club in Sandwich appointed administrators Garry Lock and Ian Cadlock, partners at Quantuma, on Thursday, June 4.

The leisure centre has faced financial difficulties for the last few years and Quantuma came in as a result of a threat of winding up - a court order which forces a company into compulsory liquidation.

Baypoint people 2015

Baypoint has been purchased by Ramac Group.

The administrators say during the last four years the owner Tony Harrison has made significant investment to the former Pfizer Social Club in Ramsgate Road, but has been unable to make a profit.

Garry Lock, partner at Quantuma said: “Despite a huge amount of investment in the club to update the facilities, membership levels for all aspects of the club have not reached sufficient levels for profitable trading.

"Certain costs have already been restructured enabling the business to continue to trade for the foreseeable future.

“The business and the surrounding area has considerable potential. We are exploring a number of options in order to maximise this potential in order to secure the long term future of the club.”

Baypoint has state of the art gym equipment, four football pitches, hockey pitch, an in-door basketball court, squash courts, a 3G football pitch and a children’s nursery.

It also hosts weddings and a music festival in August.

Last week the Mercury reported the financial figures for 2014 on the Companies House website. This shows the club is more than 1.7 million in debt and has a net worth of minus 936,850.

Speaking last week, Mr Harrison said: “Baypoint is and will remain open.”

The business is also being marketed for sale and any interested parties should contact roland.cramp@lsh.co.uk.

 

Looks like it must have got over the above problems due to the fact that as far as I am concerned it was still going in 2020, until the Corona Virus pandemic closed everything, hopefully temporarily.

 

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HARRISON Tony 2013-15+

 

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