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Looking for a solution for dis-used space with structural challenges? Things like structural pillars, low-ceiling heights and damaged sub-floors.

Writtle University College came to IndigoFitness at the beginning of their project to design and kit out the University Health Hub gym. The vision was to create a world class training space to teach the fundamentals of strength & conditioning and allow students to excel their learning experiences. The space identified was a dis-used storage facility which proposed a number of design challenges due to structural pillars, low ceiling heights and damages sub-floors.


The university engaged with IndigoFitness right from the start to work together on the layout and design and manufacture tailor-made equipment to perfectly fit the space.

Choosing the right flooring system was an integral part of the facility design due to the damaged existing sub-floor. IndigoFitness worked with the client to resolve any sub-floor issues and a 32mm industry leading performance floor was specified in order to provide protecting to the sub-floor and the equipment. The duraTRAIN flooring also provides substantial acoustic dampening which was a key consideration with classes taking place in adjacent rooms.

As an education facility, there was a requirement for the space to be open, allowing the lecturers to teach but also keep eyes on students at the same time. In order to maximise floor space a bespoke and custom rig was installed which negated the challenges faced by structural pillars and low ceiling heights. The rig incorporated a double sided storage system allowing access to both sides of the facility allowing classes to run simultaneously without interruption.


IndigoFitness took a dis-used space within an education facility and revolutionised it into a world class training space. The training space is a vocal point to the whole facility and will allow Writtle University College to market themselves to upcoming students but now also attract external parties such as NHS and local rehab clinics, acting as a key revenue generator for the University.


“IndigoFitness from start to finish will create your vision and bring that unique space to life. It will be bespoke to your needs and the facility you end up with will be exactly as you need it to be and no one else will have anything like the space you have created. Mark Williams | Lecturer and S&C Coach


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