Gym operator weighs in at landmark Northern Quarter location

Train Urban's space
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Gym operator Train Urban is set to launch its first Manchester operation in the basement of Hilton House, on Hilton Street, in the heart of the city’s Northern Quarter.

The striking and imposing Hilton House structure has been completely redeveloped and remodelled following the acquisition by Cert Property last year and is recognised as a rare commercial building within the neighbourhood, offering large, open plan floor spaces and a community hub.

The layout and design of Hilton House has led to a natural evolution in attracting a broad cross spectrum of tenants, which now includes a full onsite gym complex, introducing a physical wellness element to the building.

Train Urban has leased the entire basement, comprising a floor area of some 4,100 sq ft.

Owned and managed by the coaches themselves, the gym will retain a focus on the development of personal wellbeing, as well as health and fitness.

Andrew Ball, Train Urban co-owner and personal trainer, said: “We have been looking for the ideal location within Manchester for some time and considered a number of options, however, our wider vision, combined with practical needs, recognised Hilton House as the perfect fit.

“The building has been brilliantly reimagined, yet retains much of its original, striking aesthetic and design. The location is ideal and the basement has direct public access with the ability to develop our own layout and create individual areas for specific needs.”

Howard Lord, managing director of Cert Property, said: “Train Urban is undoubtedly a great addition to the building and there is a strong shared ethos and positive synergy with our wider tenants, including health and wellbeing café and bar operator Feel Good Club.

“At Hilton House, our intention was to create large spaces that could be utilised for a range of purposes and to marry corporate office space together with services that support the building and local neighbourhood – places to spend time and socialise.”

Designed and built by architect Richard Seifeit, this landmark of Manchester’s Northern Quarter has only one vacant floor remaining, which continues to stimulate interest from businesses and organisations within the city and beyond.