When the Covent Garden branch of Soho Gyms underwent a £250,000 refurbishment, it turned to Link 51 Lockers & Cupboards to provide stylish, durable lockers that could withstand constant use in its busy central London venue.
Gym Manager Eduardo Martin is a repeat customer of Link 51 and said he turned once again to the UK’s largest locker manufacturer, because the company provided both exceptional customer service and trusted high quality products that can stand the test of time.
Durability is key, he explained, because the gym attracts up to 600 people a day and members need to be assured that their belongings are locked away safely.
Soho Gyms, which has a further five branches across London, selected two different ranges for its new changing rooms: the 1800 range two-door, which is spacious enough to accommodate hangers for clients’ clothing, and smaller three-door lockers.
Unusually for the leisure sector, which traditionally opts for wooden doors, Soho Gyms chose smart metallic silver, which perfectly complements Soho Gyms corporate colour palette of grey, blue and cream.
Integral benches were also installed to provide a more comfortable changing environment for gym customers.
“There is a lot of natural light in the changing rooms and the metallic lockers look very good in there, especially with the wooden benches as the colours tone very well,” said Eduardo. “It was important they looked smart and very modern, too, which is in-keeping with the ethos of the gym.”
For security, members either take their own padlocks to secure their belongings inside the lockers while they train or take an exercise class or they can hire slightly deeper lockers with combination locks. Eduardo said padlocks or combination locks eliminates the need for its members to remember to bring change, while the gym does not have the inconvenience of managing lost keys.
Hygiene is absolutely crucial in a leisure environment and this is another area where Link 51 performs ahead of its competitors.
Not only designed and manufactured to be strong, durable and secure, all lockers are also supplied with a unique BioCote® protective finish, a silver-based anti-microbial technology that reduces the risks associated with bacterial cross-contamination and helps keep heavy traffic areas hygienic.
By using Link 51, Soho Gyms benefited from:
- UK-based in-house manufacturing capability
- Fully managed market-leading storage solutions
- Extensive project management expertise
- Substantial knowledge and experience
- High-quality product range combining strength, durability and operational reliability
“With up to 600 people a day coming through the gym, hygiene is really important to us and having the added protection of BioCote® is another good reason to have Link 51 Lockers’ products. I’d definitely recommend Link 51 Lockers.”
Eduardo Martin, Gym Manager