Photo of Natural Fit Brighton and Hove
Photo of fitness facilities at Natural Fit Brighton and Hove

Image credits: Natural Fit

Project Description

Client: Natural Fit
Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex
Year Completed: 2021
Design and Build Contractor: Kent Structures Limited
Structural Steelwork: Southfield Structural Services

The wellness centre is sited within the former St. Agnes Church in Newtown Road, Hove. The contemporary conversion houses the centre’s bespoke gym, spa, fitness studios and health-inspired café facilities over three storeys.

Central to the conversion is a two-storey steel frame structure with feature staircase.

Much of the original church exterior has been preserved, and the sympathetically-designed internal conversion takes advantage of the church’s historic architecture.

Natural Fit Brighton and Hove is one of two new facilities housed within interesting historic buildings that we have engineered for Kent Structures. The Natural Fit Tunbridge Wells facility is sited within a period bank building of architectural significance on Calverley Road, Tunbridge Wells.


The Challenges

One of the key project challenges was installation of the two-storey steel frame within the confines of the project’s historical church setting. This was addressed as part of the design process.

Spider cranes were used as their compact size and heavy lifting power is ideal for construction tasks on constricted sites.

Do you need engineering services for a leisure project?

Over the years Gyoury Self has provided structural and civil engineering services on numerous leisure projects across the UK – from private swimming pools, spas and gyms, to extensive indoor and outdoor community leisure facilities. To speak with an engineer about your project, just call us on T: 01273 414413 or drop us a line via our contact us page.