Ministry of Sound
- Concept design
- Feasibility Study
- Contract management
- Build consultancy
What we did
Aldworth James & Bond was appointed by Ministry of Sound design the fit out of a new gym for their new concept Ministry does Fitness. Located in two railway arches to the rear of the club, the cross-fit gym and studio is located in one arch, with changing rooms and bar in the other arch.
New glazed timber doors were installed to the bar arch to create the main entrance. The bar operates as the gym reception and leads on to the changing rooms and lockers. The gym arch is accessed via a flypostered corridor designed to emulate the ‘back of house’ aesthetic of the club that builds the users’ anticipation of their upcoming fitness class.
Our design technicians worked closely in collaboration with Ministry of Sound to develop the concept for their new flagship gym. Ministry of Sound wanted to reflect the simple, pared-back aesthetic of the main club, using light fittings and furniture where possible from the club stores. The coffee table is formed from an old speaker box and the bar itself is designed to reference speaker stacks with integrated LED lighting.
The gym contains six exercise stations with custom designed cross-fit equipment— these are constructed from scaffolding poles and provides additional space for a DJ booth. Painted corrugated sheeting black boards provide a simple canvas for the specialist designed club sound system and lighting, successfully recreating a clubbing experience within a fitness environment.