PHOENIX SYSTEMS : Fit-Out and Refurbishment

Body Happy Gym Fit-Out and Refurbishment

CLIENT: Body Happy Gym
LOCATION: Lewes, East Sussex
SECTOR: Health & Fitness

The brief of this fit-out and refurbishment project was to create a new commercial gym space, designed to be welcoming, soft and engaging for its end users. By working with both the landlord and end user, Phoenix designed and built the space from conception though to gym opening. The gym is aimed at those over 45 years of age, therefore, the design had to be sympathetic to the needs and comforts which the clientele expected.
Phoenix Systems were engaged to take a derelict basement area from concrete substructure to fully fitted out commercial gym space. The fit-out & refurbishment works included both a landlord’s works package and Body Happy Gym’s fit out contract. The works also included exterior cycle sheds, external refuse areas, communal areas, and additional fire protection and acoustic barriers to the flats above.

A few major obstacles involved in this fit-out and refurbishment project were the removal of foul water from the basement area, the reduction of sound through to the flats above, and ability to design a space which did not feel like a basement.
Our project design & management team worked with local acoustic, M&E and fire protection experts to pull together a design which more than satisfied current building control regulations. Producing accurate working CAD drawings, look/feel mood boards and a fully planned programme of works.
We designed and installed a pumped waste removal system with a holding tank, Full MVHR and air conditioning systems, floating floor & mass barrier mf ceiling systems, as well as many more technical design features which led to a successful project. Designing with cost and functionality in mind allowed the project to meet and exceed performance and budgetary requirements.

Key interior fit-out & refurbishment features included movable partitions which allow the studios to be flexible dependent on class sizes, along with, disabled access lifts, ramps and DDA showering / WC facilities allows the space to functional for all. Smart lighting, AV installation, sound and access control systems allow the space to be managed off site or from the dedicated reception desk.
Bespoke birch plywood Joinery was designed and built to create storage solutions, desking and control box surrounds which allow equipment to be hidden whilst creating a gentle design features throughout the space. Treatment rooms and showering facilities were created with space maximisation in mind.
The colour palette was always light and airy. A false skylight (consisting of LED printed light panels) gave the feeling of light and connection to outdoors without there being any windows. Working with all involved we feel we have created a welcoming and airy space for the gym’s clients and staff.

This fit-out & refurbishment project was completed on time and within budget with both clients extremely pleased with the end results. The space is modern, contemporary, and full of excellent design features which help to maximise space and minimise the feeling of being below ground.
Moreover, Body Happy Gym has continued to help its clients to achieve their health and wellbeing goals.

Services Provided :

• Project Management (CDM Principal Contractor)
• Design Works (CDM Principal Designer)
• Cat A Soundproofing Works
• Dry-Lining, Partitions and Wall Cladding
• Acoustic Barrier MF Ceilings & Acoustic Baffles
• Glazed Screens & Doors
• Moveable Partitions
• Lighting, Power & Data
• HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Con)
• Commercial Plumbing
• Bespoke Access Control Systems (linked to gym operating systems)
• Pumped Drainage Systems
• Carpentry & Bespoke Joinery
• Flooring
• Kitchens & Break Out Areas
• Facilities, such as WC’s & Showers
• Gym Flooring Solutions
• Fixtures, Fittings & Gym Equipment

Turnkey Solutions

Take a look at our process and book a free consultation today.

  • Arrange a site visit

    One of our project managers will come to your premises to talk throughyour all your wants and needs from your new floor. Whilst there they will takemeasurements allowing us to head back to the office to produce the initial space design.

  • AutoCAD Drawing

    We will produce AutoCAD drawings showing the space you have and various options for your new floor. At this stage we can also begin to plan for how the spacewill be used (looking at your storage requirements or perhaps where to locate your new office space).

  • Fully itemised quotation

    Once you are happy that we have produced the best solutionavailable for your space, we can provide you with a quotation for the works. Our quotationsitemise the whole process for you, allowing you to be sure we have everything you need inhand.

  • Project planning

    When the go-ahead is given by yourselves, Phoenix will work with you toensure the work is carried out within your time frame and with minimal disruption to your business. At the end of this process you will be presented with a project program, health and safety document and any details of building controls consent (should this be required).

  • Fully-managed Installation

    At Phoenix systems we strongly believe in building relationships.Therefore your project work will always be handled by the same Project Managerthroughout, from quotation to completion. Making sure the build is carried out to thehighest standards and in a health and safety conscious manner, our project managers will beon hand to answer all your questions throughout the process.


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