range gym equipment behind a stylish partition

CA Ventures

Student Gym Design

CA Ventures

The Client

CA Ventures is a global real estate investment company entering the UK student accommodation market for the first time under the Novel Student brand. To date, zynk has been working on projects in Sheffield, Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Leicester. Properties are due to open by the start of the 2021 academic year.

The Brief

Create an engaging fitness space with a distinct personality that resonates with the student demographic. Taking inspiration from the interior of the main accommodation block, the design needed to be responsive to the overarching theme but original in its personality.

The Solution

Novel Student Gym Glasgow

Colour pop and bespoke pieces of graffiti artwork have been used to create a bold personality that is both edgy and urban. The space is exciting and youthful, and uses the contrast of rough, black, brick slips against a canvas of smooth, calm, paint finish to add to the lux urban interior. Careful attention was given to floor planning to accommodate a suite of cutting-edge Technogym equipment and ensure a smooth flow of members during peak and off-peak times.

Novel Student Gym Edinburgh

Paying homage to Dundee Street’s silk mill history, zynk took inspiration from the silk weaving trade. zynk used the concept of silk thread its central design elements which can be seen throughout the venue, including a bespoke lighting design that features striking lines of light travelling down the walls from the brightly lit ceiling. This lighting creates synergy between all the leisure amenities, producing a sophisticated ambience throughout.

The silk mill theme continues throughout the gym design with custom-built screens featuring yellow rope which are used to create distinct exercise zones. Further personality is added throughout the gym design with the use of colour pop which produces a vibrant and cool feel to the interior.

Novel Student Gym Sheffield

Striking neon-style signage and bespoke lighting designs have been used to create an invigorating brand experience for students. These have been used against a backdrop of raw materials and soft colours to add an urban industrial sense to the space. Situated in the heart of the lux student living quarters, the gym also contains the latest Technogym fitness equipment, carefully laid out in a sequence that maximises the space and ensures a smooth flow of students through the area at peak times.

zynk has more than 20 years’ experience transforming interior spaces into inspiring, engaging and functional venues. Our team of talented interior architects and designers use physical space, creative graphics, carefully chosen materials and bespoke fixtures, fittings and lighting designs to bring brands to life. From raw concept through to project realisation, the zynk team has delivered exceptional design projects in gym design, hotel leisure facilities design, hotel spa design, home gym design, health club design, HiiT Studio Design, indoor cycle studio design and restaurant design. See examples of our work here.

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Contact zynk managing director and founder, Stavros Theodoulou on 07866556610 or email stavros@zynkdesign.com.

“Our student accommodation provides sophisticated amenities for its residents. We chose to work with zynk because they are specialist gym designers and can create quality health and wellness facilities in line with our brand values. zynk has delivered a high-quality gym experience for our students to ensure they will enjoy their workout experience.”

Rachel Mallia, Senior Development Manager at CA Ventures