Boxing heavyweight looking to open 250 UK clubs

6th April 2023 | Jack Oliver

Global boxing brand UBX is looking to open new sites across the UK as part of a £40m expansion plan.

Property consultancy GCW has been appointed to help deliver 250 clubs within the next six to eight years.

The boxing club was co-founded by fitness entrepreneur Tim West and four-time world champion boxer Danny Green. The brand has been franchising gyms since 2016 and now operates over 90 sites across Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.

In 2022, the owner of énergie Fitness, Empowered Brands, reached a deal with UBX to roll out the concept across the UK and Ireland.

The brand is looking for locations for its small-format boxing and strength training clubs ranging in size from 1,200 to 2,000 sq ft. UBX typically takes a 10-year lease with no breaks subject to a market rent free period.

Last month, UBX opened its first UK franchise centre in MediaCity, Salford, and has since secured deals at Sheffield and Bath.

GCW partner Simon Horner said: “UBX is an exciting and innovative fitness brand. Having enjoyed great success internationally, its unique offer is just what the UK market is looking for. We are confident that we can help build a strong portfolio and will be announcing a series of new deals over the coming months.”


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