Leading real estate giant, the Blue Mountain Group recently acquired the Bankhill Sports Complex and Wellness Centre, which will now be rebranded as the Blue Mountain Wellness and Sports Complex. The complex is located in a serene and picturesque setting, on Ratnayake Mawatha, Battaramulla, in the bustling new metropolis of Pelawatte. The acquisition is part of a long-term diversification strategy, as the company plans to expand its services into the area of physical wellness and healthcare.
Recognizing that health is not merely the absence of a disease, but rather the physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being of an individual, the Blue Mountain Group remains committed to helping people add years to their lives by embracing physical fitness and preventive medicine. Following the acquisition, the complex will be operated by a new management team with significant experience. The Blue Mountain Wellness and Sports Complex will implement various tailor-made packages for customers and also plans to recruit more specialists to enhance the centre’s offering.
The centre was originally built to serve Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities, as well as foreign delegates and diplomats visiting Sri Lanka. Located in close proximity to the Parliament and Water’s Edge Hotel. The complex is South Asia’s best Luxury VIP gym with a luxurious and state-of-the-art facility enhanced with an in-house entertainment system and the latest technology, which enables members to monitor their progress using special software. Membership for the complex will be limited and is subject to approval from a Board of high-end professionals.
The complex comprises in-door badminton courts, a squash court, a swimming pool and billiards parlour, an activity studio for dancing and martial arts, as well as outdoor flood-lit basketball and tennis courts. The complex provides the latest facilities and equipment to ensure that members enjoy a holistic and well-rounded fitness experience. Preparations are currently underway to implement Olympic training sessions at the complex in accordance with the highest international standards.
The Blue Mountain Wellness and Sports Complex is a multi-storeyed building featuring two studios which have a world class gymnasium equipped with Technogym equipment, the largest personal training area in the country as well as access to in-house physiotherapists, dieticians and doctors. The centre also has a group training studio for zumba, yoga and aerobics sessions that can accommodate over 100 people, and a sun and steam room, as well as a health food and juice bar, plunge pool and Jacuzzi.
Commenting on the complex, Dr. Hiran Hettiarachchi (MBBS-Colombo & MBA-Australia), Chairman of the Blue Mountain Group stated, “As a medical doctor, I always say that prevention is better than cure. Staying fit and healthy prevents the on-set of an array of diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. As our group tagline ‘Building Nations’ suggests, the Blue Mountain Group has been able to contribute to the development of the country through various real estate projects. Through this initiative; we will also be able to support one of the nation’s most important assets – its people and their physical well-being. This complex will play a crucial role in providing the general public with access to affordable, enjoyable and diverse activities that will promote their overall fitness and health.”
In just five years, the Blue Mountain Group has achieved pinnacles of success and has secured its position as a leader in Sri Lanka’s real estate industry. The group already consists of three large companies with turnovers in excess of Rs. 10 billion each and seven other companies that handle all aspects of real estate and land sales. In total, the group provides employment to nearly 2,100 individuals in various capacities. The Blue Mountain brand is today a household name that is synonymous with trust, innovation and reliability.