Robin Hood Industrial Estate is Where it’s At for Gyms

11th October 2013

A specialist gym has taken on a bigger unit at a Nottingham industrial estate to accommodate its growing popularity – and a self-defence training company has taken on its former premises.

CrossFit Nottingham – which provides strength and conditioning training for the city’s top athletes – has taken on a 6,500 sq ft unit at the Robin Hood Industrial Estate. Its former home at Little Tennis Street on the same estate has been let to Krav Maga Nottingham.

NG Chartered Surveyors completed both deals with LSH working with them as joint agents. The agents acted on behalf of CBRE Global Investors to complete the deal with CrossFit Nottingham.

Sunny Landa, Director at NG Chartered Surveyors, said: “I’ve enjoyed working with CrossFit and with Krav Maga Nottingham to find them the right properties. Both companies are offering something a little bit different from the usual gym experience and are both becoming more and more popular in Nottingham. CrossFit needed a bigger property to accommodate rapid growth in its membership, and Krav Maga was looking for its first permanent centre having held successful classes at other venues across Nottingham.

“Robin Hood Industrial Estate is a good location for businesses. It’s close to the city centre with good transport links, and these two units offer good parking facilities for customers. The estate remains popular with a range of businesses and there are currently only two units left on the estate – both of which have recently been refurbished.”

CrossFit Nottingham is part of a global affiliation. CrossFit Boxes can be found throughout the UK, and Internationally. They provide fitness training for anyone, from professional athletes, to first time fitness enthusiasts.

Katie Baggott, one of the owners of CrossFit Nottingham, said: “I’m excited about the rate of growth at our box. We had plans to eventually move into bigger premises, but had no idea it would be so soon. We came across the Robin Hood Industrial Estate and we were quick to put in an offer in. We knew straight away it was what we needed for the business to grow.”

CrossFit Nottingham will be investing a five figure sum on refurbishing its new property to suit its needs and on new gym equipment.

Krav Maga Nottingham will take on CrossFit Nottingham’s former unit.

Krav Maga is a tactical martial arts system developed in Israel and used by the Israeli Defence Forces.

David Stevens, owner of Krav Maga Nottingham, hopes that his first training centre will encourage people to try out this lesser-known form of martial arts. David has a background in the security industry and has been running Krav Maga classes at venues across Nottingham for nearly 10 years.

David, who has a background in the security industry and is one of the highest ranked Krav Maga trainers in the world, said: “This form of martial arts is suitable for anyone who wants to learn self-defence and keep fit. The classes I’ve run in Nottingham have been popular with a range of groups like teachers, students and business people.

“I’m really excited about opening up my first dedicated Krav Maga centre – it will be the only one in Nottingham.

“The Little Tennis Street unit was perfect for what I need, and Henry Henson, surveyor at NG was brilliant to work with and answered any questions I had very efficiently.”

William Bradley at LSH said he was confident that the rest of the units on the estate will be filled up soon. “The high level of interest we’ve had in the remaining units on the estate is testament to its suitability for a range of business types. CrossFit is a rapidly expanding franchise and will fit in very well considering the proximity to the city centre and transport links to surrounding areas. With the estate nearly at full capacity I can’t see the remaining units being available for much longer”.

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