With the mantra of “If you have a body, you are an athlete”, Nike exists to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world. Their purpose is to move the world forward through the power of sport – breaking barriers and building community to change the game for all. Working with the Nike team to create a space that encompassed this community, it was an absolute privilege to be part of this with one of the most iconic brands in the world.
Signing a long-term lease for a 60,000 sq ft building in London’s King Cross, our brief was to create a multi-functional space that could be used for events & activations, yet still, excite and cater for some of the world’s top performers in sport.
Working alongside Nike Trainers, Athletes, Architects, and Workplace specialists BLK BOX was able to design and deliver a concept offering the flexibility of a hybrid space whilst maintaining the functionality of a high-performance training environment.
BLK BOX APEX Flooring was selected to provide a seamless and versatile solution allowing Nike Athletes to not be bound in developing & testing new training concepts, whilst still retaining the appropriate acoustic properties to mitigate sound and vibration to the offices above. With end-to-end project management provided by BLK BOX including, design consultation, materials and install in accordance with WELL v2 standards along with Nikes’ own strict workplace & environmental policies. Complete with a performance rack configuration, rig attachments, lighting details, seamless flooring throughout and bespoke Swoosh competition bumper plates – this workplace facility really is breaking barriers.
Miles Canning, Commercial Director at BLK BOX commented on the fit out saying “having grown up in awe of the Nike brand and inspired by Phil Knights’ story, it was truly an honour for BLK BOX to play a small part in developing their new London HQ”.
“This new location is an amazing environment, with plans to positively impact on the community way beyond its perimeter walls. This new strength and conditioning studio will play a pivotal role in supporting this dream.Working with Miles Canning, Gregory Bradley and the rest of the BLK BOX team was an absolute joy and I'm super proud of the legacy that we have left for Nike Athletes* and of course our local London communities, who deserve a premium space to get inspired and work out in,” said Bex Moorhouse Workplace Design + Connectivity Director.