Alliance Leisure Transforms Under-Utilised Space into Dynamic Functional Training Space in Scotland

Working in close partnership with a number of specialist providers, Alliance Leisure were appointed by East Renfrewshire Council to transform a low occupancy martial arts studio into a high energy functional training arena.

The space, branded The Grid, will be used for individual and group training and will enhance the current fitness offering for the community.

The council worked with Alliance Leisure who, through the UK Leisure Framework which is managed by Denbighshire Leisure Ltd (DLL), assembled a best-in-class team of leisure specialists to execute the vision. The £300K transformation was completed in just 4 weeks and will be operated by East Renfrewshire Leisure and Culture Trust.

Working with Alliance Leisure and the specialist partners to deliver our exciting new fitness space The Grid for Barrhead Foundry has been a great experience. From initially designing the space through to the delivery of the building works and fitout, this has been a smooth process and Alliance really looked at the finer details assisting with the fitness concept. The new training space will have a huge impact and provide a perfect work out environment for our customers and community.
Robert Hammond
Head of Operations, East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure

As our first project with East Renfrewshire Council, this was an exciting opportunity showing the potential of transforming underutilised space into a thriving activity hub that would deliver significant value to the local community. We are looking forward to supporting the launch of this project and the growth in membership over the coming period.

“Through the UK Leisure Framework we have worked with our expert leisure contractor Thomas Johnstone Ltd supported by Axiom Project Services and CD Architects to create an innovative fitness space for East Renfrewshire Cultural and Leisure Trust. We have also utilised our specialist leisure suppliers, Indigo Fitness, Pulse Fitness and Hutchison Technologies to enhance the experience for the members.

Jo Cameron
Delivery Manager, Alliance Leisure

The extension of the fitness provision means Barrhead Foundry can expand its fitness membership and welcome additional revenue opportunities that will help ensure the sustainability of services moving forwards. The new training space officially opened on April 18th, 2024.

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