The Ferco team regularly get excited about their latest projects, but occasionally an installation really captures the imagination.

Introducing the Gymshark Lifting Club.

Since its launch in 2012, fitness wear and apparel supplier Gymshark is currently the UK's fastest growing company having served more than 1.2 million customers in 177 countries worldwide and processed over 2.3 million orders to date.

Gymshark appointed Stafford-based workplace design specialists Oktra to create the 55,000sq ft space, which includes a 20,000sq ft health club, a studio space for the new Gymshark fitness app, a auditorium, a R&D factory and several high tech photographic studios.

Headquartered in Solihull, the new Lifting Club is just across the road from the newly renovated, award-winning Oktra designed GSHQ office space.

Oktra approached Ferco to provide seating for the 100-person auditorium at the centre of the Lifting Club.

They commented “Gymshark wanted a building that would accommodate their rapid growth and also be an attraction for new employees and business. Oktra's design team collaborated with Gymshark and began a mission to open one of the best offices in the world.”

Ferco designed, manufactured and installed FT10 seats, which are designed to be multi-use and have a built-in Wrimatic writing tablet. Upholstered in black faux leather, the seats matched the proposed aesthetic, which follows through the whole building.

Director, Jane Shepherd said “The whole office has watched this project reach its completion. We are as passionate about delivering top quality seating as Gymshark is about realising their vision and were pleased to be a part of another local project”

The FT10 Wrimatic is a luxurious, executive style seat suitable for corporate auditoriums and educational settings. The integrated A3 Wrimatic tablet is the most robust tablet on the market.

It stows neatly when not in use and operates in one continuous opening movement thanks to its unique triangular joint; a feature designed using advanced aeronautical and engineering technology.

The seat and tablets sleek aesthetic and customisable finish provided Oktra and Gymshark with an auditorium seating design that complements their vision for the whole Lifting Club.

seating made better

Photo credit: Richard Kiely