Thai boxer kicks open door to new gym19/07/2017
A well-known Spennymoor Thai boxing expert has opened a new training gym at Enterprise City, near Durham.
Michael Ellison, who runs Wolf Thai Boxing, has moved from the town centre to unit 34 at the business park, in Spennymoor, which is owned and managed by commercial property and investment company LCP.
Michael has trained a junior world champion and teaches learners from the age of four upwards in the combat sport. He signed a six-year lease for the 1,430 sq ft unit after 11 years at his previous town centre base when he was faced with a steep rise in rents and business rates.
“It was a big decision to move but it was something I had to do,” he said. “I had a look around plenty of places but liked this unit best. It is slightly bigger and has a much better layout; it’s also close to town and has plenty of parking spaces. I’m thrilled with it and know it will be a great place to train.”
It is the second health and fitness outlet to open at Enterprise City. In April, South Durham Fitness Limited opened in unit 3.
Tony Spence, LCP regional estate manager, said: “We’re keen to broaden our tenant mix at Enterprise City and are very pleased to welcome Wolf Thai Boxing. By moving to Enterprise City, he is not only getting excellent value for money, he also has a more modern unit that provides better space for his training.”
Enterprise City is a secure and popular business location offering 300,000 sq ft of industrial, warehouse and office accommodation for more than 30 tenants, including Durham Police and Just Sport (Group) Ltd. The estate benefits from 24hr CCTV estate security, free car parking and an on-site management team. The site is adjacent DURHAMGATE, which is the largest mixed-use regeneration scheme in the North East.