Gym Properties

Properties Suitable for Gyms for Sale or to Let

Bernard Gordon & Co have worked in this market for over 30 years and fully understand the complexities and needs of properties suitable for gyms. Gymnasiums previously fell within use class D2 and were arguably the largest industry in this planning sector. Since the planning changes in September 2020, gyms now fall within use class E, which means they now compete for properties with other sectors. While this may seem like a negative, it opens the industry up to a whole host of properties that formerly were not available to the D2 market. We have helped start-up businesses grow into chains, franchises expand, and larger companies grow even bigger.

We have a range of gymnasium properties available to rent and buy. Please look at the listings below and use the filters to sort properties for sale or to let.

Buying & Renting Property for Gymnasiums

Bernard Gordon & Co have extensive experience in dealing with properties that are suitable for gyms. These types of properties typically range from 3,000 sq. ft – 25,000 sq. ft and can be hidden within an industrial park or can be found in prime, central high street locations.

While no market is a recession or pandemic-proof one, we have lived through various tough times over the years and find the gymnasium market remains strong and in demand. The fitness industry in the UK is vast and reportedly contributes billions of pounds in revenue per year and is growing. It is a market that thrives on repeated business, and it is unlikely that demand will drop anytime soon.

Our vast experience in the market means we know the main requirements to ensure a commercial property is suitable for a gym. We understand the demand for floor loading constraints, ceiling heights, power supply, and sound insulation. We also know a standard commercial gym isn’t the only type of gym within the market. For example, bodybuilding gyms may have a different setup to a CrossFit gym. We know most gyms want a high footfall of passers-by to encourage trade, yet some may want to keep the client base more limited.

Our expertise in the market will assist in finding you the right property. Let us know your requirements, and we will assist in finding you the correct site.

How We Can Help

Please do get in touch if you wish to discuss further; we specialise in:

  • Disposals by way of lease or sale of freehold or long leasehold interest of D2/E properties suitable for gymnasiums
  • Purchasing freeholds and long leaseholds of properties suitable for gymnasiums
  • Rentals on new leases for properties suitable for gymnasiums
  • Guidance on opportunities that require planning permission, and working with various suppliers to ensure the correct advice is given from the right source

Expert D2/E Commercial Property Assistance

  • We offer guidance on likely rental levels achievable should a property come to market suitable for D2/E use
  • We offer guidance on likely sale levels achievable should a property come to market suitable for D2/E use
  • We can advise on the process of renting or selling a property from start to finish, offering advice, guidance, and recommendations along the way
  • We can offer guidance in suitable properties, planning implications, lease terms, negotiating etc.
  • We can provide an up-to-date guide on market trends should you need a better understanding of the market

Please contact us for further assistance with your gymnasium property search; we are always delighted to help.

At Bernard Gordon, we don’t just offer gym properties for sale. We are experts across the commercial property market. Browse our other properties available for sale and to let:

Property Use Class E
Property Use Class F1
Property Use F2 & Specialist Uses
Day Nursery
Health & Medical
Fitness Studio
Primary/Secondary School
SEND School
Tuition & Training

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For more information on gym sites for sale, contact us today!