Fitness apparel phenomenon Gymshark, have entrusted Oktra to build their first gym and innovation hub.
Gymshark, the UK’s fastest growing company is launching GSLC, Gymshark Lifting Club, a creative hub to combine research and development and working out into one unique facility. Awarding-winning design and build company, Oktra are designing this multi-functional space to help Gymshark achieve their business ambitions.
Lead designer at Oktra, Sean Espinasse said, ‘The new facility will include a studio for the new Gymshark fitness app, a 100-person auditorium, a R&D factory, several high tech photographic studios and a 20,000 sq ft gym. The space is designed to be a base for Gymshark’s creative teams, providing unique zones to try and test new ideas and products.’
Ben Francis, Gymshark Founder said, ‘During our time in this industry we have had the pleasure of visiting and training at the best gyms in the world. GSLC will see us combine our favourite parts of each of these gyms to create something which will serve as the ultimate home to anyone really interested in conditioning.’
The 55,000 sq ft high-tech complex will be located in Birmingham, within walking distance of the Gymshark headquarters also created by Oktra – hoping to create a ‘campus’ for their 270 team members. This will be the third project for Gymshark completed by Oktra, following their new Solihull headquarters and further office expansion in Hong Kong.