Tuesday January 8 2019

Recom Solutions wins main contractor role for new fitness studio

Salford Quays company to manage project for Barry's Bootcamp venue in Canary Wharf

Recom Solutions wins main contractor role for new fitness studio

A Salford Quays company has been appointed as the main contractor for a new Barry’s Bootcamp fitness studio in London after successfully completing the firm’s latest UK venue in Manchester.

Recom Solutions is managing the design, procurement and fit-out for Barry’s Bootcamp in Canary Wharf. The venue is due to open next month.

Recom’s appointment follows its role as the principal contractor for the new Barry’s Manchester in the ABC Building at Enterprise City, a purpose-built cluster for the creative, media and technology industries on the site of the former Granada Studios.

The 5,500 sq ft studio, the first Barry’s Bootcamp in the UK outside the capital, opened at the end of November.

It is equipped with the firm’s trademark red lighting and nightclub-specification sound system, as well as customised treadmills, daily fitness classes, a Fuel Bar, showers, a towel service and athleisure and retail partnerships.

Recom was appointed for the Manchester project following a tender process. The contract was completed in 10 weeks.

Recom director Jason McKnight said: “The Manchester scheme was fast-paced, very detailed acoustically and an absolute pleasure to be part of.

“Our team is used to intensive high-end programmes where a keen eye for detail makes or breaks a project.

“The scheme was another feather in our cap of successfully delivering fit-out schemes in the north west, and we are delighted to have now started on the next Barry’s Bootcamp in London, once again as the principal contractor.

“Winning repeat work with clients is in line with a key aspect of our business strategy and this new contract demonstrates our ability to secure projects with national firms beyond our north west heartland.”

James Macaskill, co-owner of Barry’s Bootcamp UK, said: “Right from the start when we appointed Recom, its team was very proactive in procurement, design management and client liaison.

“The project was well-managed onsite and, as our first outside of London, it is one of which we, Recom and Manchester can be proud.

“We have now appointed Recom to deliver our next scheme in London.”

Barry’s Bootcamp currently operates 53 venues worldwide, including ones in the United States, Canada, Scandinavia, Italy, the United Arab Emirates and Australia. Canary Wharf will be its fifth studio in London.

Pictured at Barry's Bootcamp Manchester are, left to right, Recom Solutions director Jason McKnight, construction project manager Jordan Stent and director Joseph Dillon.

"This new contract demonstrates our ability to secure projects with national firms beyond our north west heartland"
Jason McKnight

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