The Warehouse Gym signs new lease in Gateway Shopping Park, Galway

11 Dec

Gateway Shopping Park will soon have an exciting and state of the art gym opening. The Warehouse Gym has just signed a lease with the shopping park and is due to open in the second quarter of 2021. It will be one of the biggest gyms in the west of Ireland at 18,000 sq. ft and it will be their third location in Galway.

The Warehouse Gym was founded in County Galway in 2013 and has exploded in popularity due to its large selection of strength equipment, free weights, machines and cardio equipment. As their community grew, they expanded out of the city centre to Oranmore in the outskirts of Galway, where they continue to serve their loyal members. The new gym in Gateway Shopping Park will host Galway's largest selection of free weights, squat racks, cardio equipment and resistance machines. Services offered include personal training, InBody scans, virtual coaching software and nutritional consultations which are all bookable through a mobile application.

Michael Shortall, the General Manager of The Warehouse Gym, said "As a local business, The Warehouse Gym is super excited to be opening the largest gym in the west of Ireland right here in the heart of Galway. Gateway Shopping Park is the perfect location for serving the health and fitness needs of the Knocknacarra and surrounding communities. It's our mission to fulfil that need by providing a welcoming, clean and modern health club for all ages and interests."

Sigma Retail Partners are the asset management company for Gateway Shopping Park. Paddy O’Connor, Asset Manager for the park, said: “Finding the right fitness offering for our park was a key strategy for us. We wanted to ensure that we selected the right gym operator to provide the local community and the surrounding areas with a state of the art and well-run fitness centre. We are so pleased that a well-established gym in Galway will be joining our newly extended shopping park. The Warehouse Gym will be the eighth new addition to the Phase 2 extension and we look forward to welcoming them into our shopping park next year.”

The new shopping park extension is the first provision of retail space outside of Dublin since 2008 and the first in Galway in more than two decades. The development provided over 150 jobs during construction phase and is expected to create over 300 jobs in Knocknacarra and Galway when fully occupied. It will have open-use retail units and food and beverage units.

Gateway Shopping Park already has an impressive line-up of retailers including Dunnes Stores, B&Q, New Look, Next and McSharry Pharmacy, with new tenants recently opened in the Phase 2 extension, Harvey Norman, Boots, Carraig Donn, Petstop and Sonas Childcare. With the inclusion of The Warehouse Gym, the Phase 2 extension will be over 90% let.