Following the 25,000 sq ft deal with post-production company The Farm, Allied London’s first leisure tenant at the ABC Buildings, boutique fitness studio Barry’s Bootcamp, is set to open next month.
The fitness company will be opening in a 5,500 sq ft space at ABC; this will be its first site in the UK outside London, where it operates four gyms.
Barry’s Bootcamp is the first retail and leisure tenant to sign up at the 1960s buildings, which are currently being overhauled by contractor McLaren. The Farm signed up for 25,000 sq ft this summer, and the wider ABC development includes around 130,000 sq ft of offices and studios, along with a cinema.
Sandy Macaskill, co-owner of Barry’s Bootcamp UK, says: “We’re massively excited to be bringing Barry’s here to Manchester. This city is a by byword for strength of spirit and charter, gritty determination and community togetherness.
“These are just the kind of traits we see in our Barry’s clients around the world, so we really couldn’t think of a better place than Manchester to grow our family. Allied’s vision for the area is very much aligned with our own, and now we just can’t wait to open up and get the classes started”.
Rochelle Silverstein, associate retail & leisure director at Allied London, commented; “We’re so excited to welcome Barry’s as our first leisure tenant to open at ABC and Enterprise City.
“Barry’s is really raising the bar for Manchester’s health and wellness offer; bringing an incredible product to the market that we know the city will embrace. We’re committed to working with high quality and innovative operators, and we’re now well on our way with curating a great mix of activity at ABC and the wider St. John’s.”
Levitt Bernstein is the architect for the scheme.