Home to multiple Olympic, Paralympic & World Champions and recognised as one of the world’s largest elite strength and conditioning environments, Loughborough University Powerbase is designed to maximise athlete’s potential.
Loughborough University is one of the leading universities in the UK, awarded the best University in the UK for sports by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2022. Their reputation for sporting excellence, which spans performance, facilities, expertise and working partnerships, confirms their position as the number one university for sport.
The vision for the new Powerbase gym was to ensure they had a complete strength and conditioning environment to complement the existing world class training environment.
Powerbase is an all-inclusive training environment, catering for able-bodied sport and para sport. In addition, it will be used for athlete rehabilitation, implementing new and sector leading practices, conducting applied sport research, and educating the next generation of S&C experts.
Partner of Choice
The partnering selection process for the new Powerbase gym was a thorough one. We were chosen as partner due to our proven track record of delivering quality and attention to detail as specialists in strength and conditioning equipment.
“THE RACKS THAT WE’VE GOT ARE JUST UNBELIEVABLE AND THE USER FEEDBACK HAS BEEN SECOND TO NONE, WHICH IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US, WE CAN’T JUST DO GOOD DEALS WITH PARTNERS AND BRING IN PRETTY EQUIPMENT, IF IT DOESN’T DO THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH WE NEED IT TO DO. BLK BOX HAS DELIVERED SO THAT’S WHY WE WENT WITH THEM.”
- JO SIMPSON (FACILITIES & COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR IN SPORT)
Accessible solutions for all
In what will become an important development for the sector, our team consulted with a focus group of practitioners working with the para population to create an accessible training space with bespoke solution for accessibility. As a collective with Loughborough University, we hope we can bring these solutions into the wider population and revolutionise accessible equipment for all.