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GCW Mandated By Boxing Brand For UK Roll Out

Property consultancy GCW has been appointed by global boxing brand UBX to help secure new sites across the UK as part of a £40 million expansion to open 250 clubs over the next six to eight years.

Co-founded by fitness entrepreneur Tim West and four-time world champion Australian boxer, Danny Green, UBX has been franchising gyms since 2016 and has more than 90 sites across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Last year, Empowered Brands, owner of énergie Fitness, agreed a deal to roll out the concept across the UK and Ireland

The brand is seeking locations for its small format boxing and strength training clubs which will range from 1,200 to 2,000 sq ft. The operator typically takes a 10-year lease with no breaks subject to a market rent free period. UBX opened its first UK franchise centre in Media City, Salford last month and GCW has since secured sites in Sheffield and Bath.

GCW Partner Simon Horner said: “UBX is an exciting and innovative fitness brand. Having enjoyed great success internationally, its unique offer is just what the UK market is looking for. We are confident that we can help build a strong portfolio and will be announcing a series of new deals over the coming months.”

View UBX Requirements Here.