Gymshark Headquarters – Solihull

  • Client Gymshark,
  • size 42,000 sqft
  • Year 2018
  • Location United Kingdom, Solihull, England,
  • Industry Fashion / Beauty,
  • Oktra was tasked by Gymshark, a sports apparel company, to design their new headquarters located in Solihull, England.

    Consult and design – Gymshark is one of the fastest growing companies of all time, selling its unique sports apparel to over 150 countries worldwide.
    They 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.

    Manage and build – The building was a recently refurbished space which was initially stripped to install the UK’s first Human Centric smart lighting system within an office space. This is a lighting programme that mimics the sun’s path and monitors usage across the building to optimise energy and cost efficiency. The design evolved throughout the build with a collective and relentless desire to continually mould the space to the best outcome.

    The new space – The new Gymshark HQ comprises of; a huge atrium with amphitheatre bleachers, photo studio, canteen, cinema, VR enclosure, yoga and Jujutsu mat zones, sleep pods and a huge, concrete boardroom. The office also benefits from countless meeting rooms, quiet areas, product testing rooms and the pièce de résistance: a courtyard with a 30m wide, Google Earth inspired brand logo with outdoor seating. Gymshark truly have a space without boundaries which will be a valuable asset in their continued success.

    Photographer: Richard Kiely