Transmec’s gym team shows its strength
Transmec UK muscled in to install state-of-the-art fitness equipment in a new £18.6 million leisure centre in West Yorkshire.
A team of six engineers overcame challenging access issues to equip Spen Valley Leisure Centre with the very latest kit from Technogym, a longstanding Transmec client.
Not only was the drop-off point 100 metres away, Transmec’s team also had to navigate access barriers, three flights of stairs and building contractors to reach the fitness areas.
Installed in time for the centre’s opening, the equipment included:
31 bikes in a bespoke cycle studio
25 ‘live’ interactive products in a high-tech cardio suite
A full range of internet-connected equipment in a new strength and conditioning area
“Despite the challenges, it was another successful installation for us,” explained gym logistics and services manager, Gareth Hills.
“Technogym’s equipment is a centrepiece of the new leisure centre. Most of it is digitally interactive and it’s great to know that it’s being well received.”
Managing storage, transport and installations, Transmec’s special projects division specialises in fitness equipment and serves gyms and homes across the UK. It has even carried out an installation at 10 Downing Street.
KAL, which operates Spen Valley and other leisure centres across Kirklees district, was delighted with Transmec’s work. The team has previously completed kit extraction and installations at KAL facilities in Huddersfield and Batley.
Area manager Jenny Flaherty said: "High praise to the team for the installation at Spenborough, the team were and are amazing.
“I have had the pleasure of working with them for years but more recently they have completed a series of installations and relocations over the majority of the KAL fitness sites.
“The relocations and extractions were seamless and coordinated perfectly, with hardly any disruption to our facilities or users."