Channel Islands’ first premium fitness hub to launch in Guernsey

A planning application to develop the Channel Islands’ first multi-tenancy premium fitness destination at the Island Bowl site on Victoria Avenue has been approved.

Development work is set to start on Rock Health in September this year, with local building and property specialists already contracted to work on the seven-figure project.

The design-led fitness hub, which is set to open its doors in 2021, will comprise seven contemporary exercise studios, modern and luxurious changing facilities, a relaxation lounge area and extensive parking.

Guernsey-based commercial property specialists Watts Property Consultants acted as acquisition agents and are now instructed in the lettings, with 45 per cent of the scheme already under offer.

Luke Daynes, from Rock Health, said: ‘We’re thrilled to move forward with our plans to make Rock Health the Channel Islands’ first multi-tenancy fitness destination.

‘We have already had a very strong response from local and international fitness brands, who have been attracted by the centre’s contemporary design, convenient location and its potential as a premium community fitness hub.’

Jo Watts, Managing Director at Watts Property Consultants, said: ‘It’s exciting to be working with Rock Health on such a unique project. It has been an unsettling time for the construction industry but the scale of this development is a really positive story for the local economy and shows that Guernsey is very much open for business.

‘We have an active community in Guernsey and many islanders participate in sport and fitness activities. Rock Health offers fitness professionals and businesses the type of premium premises they need to grow their brand, in an environment which is purpose-built for their needs and those of their clients. There is a real shortage of premises for the leisure industry in Guernsey and to have a product which ticks all the boxes will be a tremendous asset to the island as a whole.

The eight local market flats that are located on-site will be retained.