Bradford Police and College Boxing Academy has gained hundreds more customers after Spaciotempo created a high-tech, purpose-built gym for their growing number of boxing enthusiasts. The temporary gym was constructed in just six weeks and has doubled the number of local boxers lacing up their gloves.
Bradford College’s brand new temporary boxing gym cost a third of the price of a typical sports hall, costing £300,000 compared to the average £1m for a similar sized, permanent structure. The building features bespoke, high-tech features, such as a temperature control system and a semi-translucent roof, allowing daylight into the building, saving on lighting costs.
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The purpose-built gym is a significant addition to Yorkshire’s sporting scene, boasting three boxing rings, a full range of equipment, mirrors and weights. Funded by Bradford College, the Bradford Police and College Boxing Centre is based at the college’s £17m Trinity Green Sports Complex.
The temporary gym has become a designated High Performance Boxing Centre in the UK, acting as a pre-Games training base for the Olympic boxing teams. This marks a dramatic change, as just over a year ago the Academy was dividing its time between four venues, operated by other organisations.
“There is no doubt that without the building, we wouldn’t be where we are now. Prior to this we worked across four sites but mainly shared a gym. It was OK, but it wasn’t designed for what we wanted to do,” says Paul Porter, Boxing Development Officer.
Due to a lack of funding, resources were limited and lack of space meant there was a long waiting list. Now, thanks to Spaciotempo’s temporary gym, hundreds of youngsters can enjoy boxing as a hobby or use the facility as a sport training facility. The gym is a proud example of the London 2012 legacy, giving Olympic hopefuls plenty of time to prepare, in state-of–the-art facilities.
Temporary gym with permanent design features
Although a temporary building, the structure has been designed to last for many years. Built using an anodised aluminium frame, in-filled with steel-clad sandwich panels, it has been manufactured and designed by Spaciotempo to comply with British and EEC safety standards for structural integrity, fire and safety codes and the British standards for wind and snow loading.
The building marks a dramatic improvement to the training being undertaken by young people in Bradford. Their state-of-the-art, cost-efficient gym means Olympic hopefuls have been able to receive first class training in order to have the best possible chance. The temporary gym has allowed more young people the opportunity to take up a new hobby, make new friends and learn a new skill.
“Now we have a gym that has helped us to meet the high demand that we were experiencing. It’s twice as big as the space we had, it is tailor-made for us and we have it for more hours each week,” continues Paul.
“This has enabled us to quadruple our operations and expand into new areas. For just £300,000, not only have we transformed what we are able to do, we now have one of the best boxing facilities in the country,” he concludes.
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