Alder King lets Marlborough industrial unit to WhiteHorse CrossFit

By Nick Batten on September 09, 2018

Swindon property consultants, Alder King has let one of two warehouse/trade counter units on George Lane in Marlborough which became vacant earlier this year following the closure and retirement of the previous occupiers.

Unit A2 George Lane, which was previously occupied by the Countrywide country store, has now been let to Marlborough-based WhiteHorse CrossFit after Wiltshire Council granted ‘change of use planning consent’ allowing it to be used for leisure pursuits. Alder King acted on behalf of the landlord.

The unit is now being converted into a modern gym with free space for functional fitness training, changing rooms, showers, a physio room, a yoga/Pilates studio as well as the main gym floor.

The new gym will offer CrossFit classes with weights and a custom-built rig by leading equipment supplier Eleiko, Olympic weightlifting, personal training, seminars and physiotherapy.

The opening of the gym follows a two-year search by local personal trainer Adam Dobie.

Adam explained: “A CrossFit gym requires a good sized building with space to perform the classes. We were determined to hold out for the right building and are delighted to have finally secured a well-located facility that will give us a long-term base in which to grow.”

Meanwhile, Alder King continues to market the adjacent Block B George Lane which was previously occupied by the tyre dealership Checkpoint. The unit comprises 2,657 sq ft of warehouse/workshop accommodation and is available at a rental of £22,500 per annum.

Alder King’s building consultancy team has recently undertaken work on both units to bring them back to their original “high-quality” appearance.

James Gregory, partner at Alder King, said: “We’re delighted to have let the first unit and wish Adam and his team well with their new venture. We are hopeful that we will soon have secured an occupier for the second unit, bringing both back into productive use.”

Pictured above: Unit A2 in Marlborough