First look inside: Gloucester Rugby’s new super gym

Gloucester Rugby has not hung around in getting its new Kingsholm training centre fit for purpose – and SoGlos got to take a first look inside.

It only announced its ambitious plans in June 2021, but Gloucester Rugby has been quick to establish its new ‘world class’ gym beside its famous Kingsholm Stadium.

It has taken contractors, including Gloucester’s own EG Carter and Neptune Building Services, together with gym-specialists Sportesse, just a few weeks to complete the initial fit-out of the former SLG building.

Gloucester Rugby has let SoGlos have the first images at its new nerve centre, which will soon be joined by even more facilities, including treatment rooms and offices for its commercial team.

George Skivington, Gloucester Rugby head coach, said: ‘This state-of-the-art facility will fortify Kingsholm as a centre of excellence and double down on our commitment to developing home grown talent.’

Nick Osmond, director of Sportesse, said: ‘This will give Gloucester one of the very best facilities there is. It will allow the club to take training to a whole new level.’

The Somerset-based firm also works with England Rugby, the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) and the NFL to create some of the world’s best gyms and training facilities.

A synthetic pitch will also be laid at Kingsholm Stadium as part of the development plans.

All of which brings an end to speculation over its future training ground, which began when the club announced in 2019 its long-running and hugely successful arrangements with Hartpury College and University would end in 2021.


By Andrew Merrell


Follow SoGlos on LinkedIn and sign-up to the weekly SoGlos business newsletter for the very latest Gloucestershire business news stories.

© SoGlos
Friday 23 July 2021

More news you might like...

Lilian Faithfull Care’s Astell House residents are some of the first in the UK to be offered the Covid-19 booster vaccination.

Booster vaccine roll-out starts at Lilian Faithfull Care

Astell House residents in Cheltenham will be among the first people in the UK to be offered the booster dose of the Covid-19...

Julian Dunkerton says Superdry is ending 2021 with a return to growth and a new sense of direction.

Superdry back on track for growth

Gloucestershire-based fashion brand Superdry said it was ending the year strongly and was back on track for growth, after the...

Organisers of Gloucestershire Day 2021 hope as many people as possible will join in to help celebrate and showcase the county across social media.

Gloucestershire Day launched to celebrate the county

The whole county is being invited to join in with the Gloucestershire Day celebrations on Tuesday 21 September 2021 – with...

The Hudnalls Hideout, a luxurious adults-only treehouse in St Briavel’s in the Forest of Dean.

Gloucestershire is growing its reputation as a holiday destination

Visit Gloucestershire, set up to champion and support the county’s visitor economy, said a boom in staycations this summer...

BookCheck’s mission is to remove the hassle of bookkeeping and payroll, allowing business leaders to focus on what they do best and grow their company.

Why businesses are turning to BookCheck to help them grow

Gloucestershire-based BookCheck has transformed bookkeeping and payroll management into an art form – and is seeing more and...

Don’t miss

Unmissable highlights