Headstart have a skill for recognising the potential in derelict buildings that have been forgotten about and left to deteriorate. Discovering one near Anlaby Road, work was soon begun on stripping away the detritus and uncovering the empty shell, a blank canvas that could then be transformed into an entirely new and stylish environment that is both functional and aesthetic.
Once the site was ready for redevelopment, a specialist team of construction workers and experienced professionals dedicated their combined focus to ensuring that every inch received a top-spec finish.
Work included a full re-wire and installation of new electrics, the fitting of energy-efficient heating technology, and installation of a contemporary state-of-the-art sound system.
The floor received extensive restorative treatment to create an eye-catching varnished look, whilst the ceiling was removed to reveal the original beams, showcasing the true character of the building.
The team worked with Hull City Council to ensure that the building was finished to the highest possible specification, creating a cleverly planned layout to incorporate all of the new features.
The result is an ultra-modern boxing and fitness academy the likes of which Hull has never seen. Housing a full-size boxing ring and accompanying equipment to permit the best possible development of future boxers, the academy also incorporates a new area for male and female changing rooms and showers, as well as a contemporary office area and an outstanding viewing facility.
The new academy is beneficial to the community as a whole as well as today's youth specifically, as it encourages children to channel their spare time into focusing their minds and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through boxing and training.
Schools frequently make use of the Box Clever programme and the academy also strives to fuel local business, which in turn will help and support the development of opportunities for local children and young adults.
A facility for the people, it also offers a timetable of classes and programmes that cater for all ages and groups of individuals, promoting fitness and healthy social activity.