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BLK BOX completes install for Cardiff Metropolitan University's Archers Performance Centre

05 Jul 2024
BLK BOX aimed to create a dynamic space where athletes can excel / BLK BOX
BLK BOX is thrilled to announce the launch of Cardiff Metropolitan University's Archers Performance Centre, a cutting-edge facility designed and constructed in collaboration with our team.

We're particularly proud of our custom para rack, bench, and accessible storage system, ensuring inclusivity and functionality for all athletes.

Here’s a video tour of the Archers Performance Centre, giving you a closer look at the equipment and layout.

Reflecting on another successful install, BLK BOX founder Greg Bradley said: “It’s a privilege for us to have designed and built this high performance facility at Cardiff Met. This partnership underscores BLK BOX’s commitment to fostering excellence in sports performance and education.

From the initial discussions through to the building phase, we've aimed to create more than just a gym; it's a dynamic space where athletes can excel.

To ensure optimal training results, we designed and manufactured eighteen BLK BOX Samson Racks divided into three six-rack bays - allowing group training sessions for teams and groups - including para athletes - with our custom para rack, bench and accessible storage system.

We can’t wait for the students to start using the facility at the Archers Performance Centre, which will no doubt help develop the stars of the future.”

Watch Head of Strength and Conditioning Dai Watts take us through the Archers Performance Centre, and how it’s going to help his student athletes.

Cardiff Met’s Assistant Director of Sport, Business Development, Daniel Gomm, said:
“The Archers Performance Centre will not just benefit our students on high-performance programmes. We are already fielding interest from international sports teams and National Governing Bodies.

"This facility will provide a return on investment that we can use to bring benefits to our wider sporting community.”

The Archers Performance Centre boasts:

• Eighteen BLK BOX Samson racks: Designed into three six-rack bays, perfect for group training sessions.

• Dumbbell racks: Each bay has a 2-60kg dumbbell rack.

Specialist equipment:

• BLK BOX Bilateral leg presses
• BLK BOX Big Ass belt squat machines
• BLK BOX 45-degree hyperextension
• GHD Pro
• BLK BOX dual adjustable pulleys with Samson lat pulldown attachments
• Custom sled/prowler designs
• Custom storage solutions


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BLK BOX was the partner of choice for the design, fit out and install of GB Taekwondo’s new high-performance gym, as the team prepares for the Olympics in Paris 2024.
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Tel: 028 9045 4123
Address: 4 Cloughfern Ave, Newtownabbey , Antrim, BT37 0UB, United Kingdom
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press release: BLK BOX

BLK BOX completes install for Cardiff Metropolitan University's Archers Performance Centre

05 Jul 2024
BLK BOX aimed to create a dynamic space where athletes can excel / BLK BOX
BLK BOX is thrilled to announce the launch of Cardiff Metropolitan University's Archers Performance Centre, a cutting-edge facility designed and constructed in collaboration with our team.

We're particularly proud of our custom para rack, bench, and accessible storage system, ensuring inclusivity and functionality for all athletes.

Here’s a video tour of the Archers Performance Centre, giving you a closer look at the equipment and layout.

Reflecting on another successful install, BLK BOX founder Greg Bradley said: “It’s a privilege for us to have designed and built this high performance facility at Cardiff Met. This partnership underscores BLK BOX’s commitment to fostering excellence in sports performance and education.

From the initial discussions through to the building phase, we've aimed to create more than just a gym; it's a dynamic space where athletes can excel.

To ensure optimal training results, we designed and manufactured eighteen BLK BOX Samson Racks divided into three six-rack bays - allowing group training sessions for teams and groups - including para athletes - with our custom para rack, bench and accessible storage system.

We can’t wait for the students to start using the facility at the Archers Performance Centre, which will no doubt help develop the stars of the future.”

Watch Head of Strength and Conditioning Dai Watts take us through the Archers Performance Centre, and how it’s going to help his student athletes.

Cardiff Met’s Assistant Director of Sport, Business Development, Daniel Gomm, said:
“The Archers Performance Centre will not just benefit our students on high-performance programmes. We are already fielding interest from international sports teams and National Governing Bodies.

"This facility will provide a return on investment that we can use to bring benefits to our wider sporting community.”

The Archers Performance Centre boasts:

• Eighteen BLK BOX Samson racks: Designed into three six-rack bays, perfect for group training sessions.

• Dumbbell racks: Each bay has a 2-60kg dumbbell rack.

Specialist equipment:

• BLK BOX Bilateral leg presses
• BLK BOX Big Ass belt squat machines
• BLK BOX 45-degree hyperextension
• GHD Pro
• BLK BOX dual adjustable pulleys with Samson lat pulldown attachments
• Custom sled/prowler designs
• Custom storage solutions


More press releases and updates from BLK BOX:
The Sydney Swans, a professional Aussie Rules Football club, has partnered with Blk Box to create a world-leading state-of-the-art high-performance training facility.
A new state-of-the-art strength and conditioning centre has officially opened at the University of Leeds.
BLK BOX announce their collaboration with leading luxury fashion brand, Represent Clothing; a dynamic and visionary new state-of-the-art gym, in the heart of Represent's new 30,000 sq. ft HQ in Manchester.
BLK BOX Fitness, a leading manufacturer of strength and conditioning equipment, has announced that it has secured a significant equity investment from Cordovan Capital Management, a Belfast-based private equity firm.
BLK BOX was the partner of choice for the design, fit out and install of GB Taekwondo’s new high-performance gym, as the team prepares for the Olympics in Paris 2024.
BLK BOX: featured in HCM and Fit Tech magazines
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Specifier: Strong growth
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BLK BOX
Tel: 028 9045 4123
Address: 4 Cloughfern Ave, Newtownabbey , Antrim, BT37 0UB, United Kingdom
Gregory Bradley, sales director
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Ben Stocks, managing director
Gregory Bradley, founder/sales director
Miles Canning, marketing director
Key customers
• Nike,
• Loughborough University,
• Irish Rugby,
• REPRESENT,
• Corinthia Hotels,
• PureGym, and
• Gymbox.
Plans for the next 12 months
Constant, consistent improvement is at the heart of what we do, allowing us to continually innovate and enhance products like the BLK BOX Nexus range and our plate-loaded machines.

Our commitment to operational excellence ensures we meet the highest standards for our clients. We consistently deliver industry-leading production times, support and service.

As we grow our business, we will sustainably expand our manufacturing footprint and resources. Our priority is to ensure responsible practices in our manufacturing processes, aligning with our commitment to a more sustainable future.
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NIKE – London HQ

"This new location is an amazing environment, with plans to positively impact 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."

– Bex Moorhouse, workplace design & connectivity director, Nike
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PUREGYM

"We believe our ongoing partnership with BLK BOX helps us further distinguish our offering in the global market. We have a very clear plan to deliver growth, and we believe our partnership with BLK BOX will help us achieve our aims.

We were very impressed with the functional training zone concept that BLK BOX collaborated with us on, and we are keen on building upon the partnership so we can continue to evolve our product offering for our members."

– Richard Annetts, head of gym format & equipment, PureGym
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LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

"For Powerbase, we aimed to collaborate with specialists in various areas, and BLK BOX emerged as the clear choice in the tender process for several reasons. Their extensive expertise in the performance market, coupled with their ability to glean insights from their work in other sectors, greatly benefits us.

While we were confident in our needs for the facility, partnering with a team that offered solutions and an agile engineering approach proved pivotal. We have tangible examples of innovation and collaboration in this facility, such as tailored accessible storage solutions designed to accommodate the mezzanine's pillars.”

– Rich Ellis, head of gyms and technical relationships, Loughborough University
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