Sports Management January/February 2017 Issue 129

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Laying the foundations for success When Huddersfield Leisure Centre needed a quick flooring solution ready for the New Year, TVS took up the challenge, providing a specialist compound that minimises noise


ith the crucial January gym

“We know from experience that it’s

sales period just weeks

vital to co-ordinate phased deliveries in

away, Huddersfield Leisure

the correct sequence and quantities, to

Centre urgently needed a

ensure a continuous and efficient process.”

speedy yet sustainable flooring solution if the gym was to start 2017 with a bang.

Roberts adds: “Staff at the gym have said that the new flooring solution has helped

Luckily for site operator Kirklees Active

reduce noise and vibration throughout the

Leisure (KAL), TVS Group was on hand with

building, which is an additional benefit of

a fast and highly effective solution to the

the specialist rubber compound.

challenge of resurfacing the 400sq m free

“Our background is in acoustic solutions

weights area in just seven days, preparing

and that helps us. It’s a factor that’s

it to attract a raft of new year members.

often overlooked, but with property at

“TVS came highly recommended and

a premium, many gyms are only viable

were very quick to set the wheels in

because they have specialist acoustic

motion with a series of meetings and

solutions in their free weights and

thorough consultations,” says KAL business

functional areas that minimise disruption

development manager Barry Turnbull.

to the rest of the building. It’s a very

“ Time was of the essence, and TVS worked with us to find the most

technical area, but gym owners certainly can’t afford to get it wrong.”

cost-effective solution for our needs and then quickly got to work to complete a complex project in just a week.”

REDUCING NOISE With January the busiest time of the year for gym operators, it’s no surprise that December is the time when TVS is most in demand to get sites looking their best. Having started in 2009, the company has developed a slick operation that meant it was able to meet the unique challenges of the project despite the tight deadline in the middle of a busy period. “It was a case of making sure we were really shrewd with our logistics and ensuring we had adequate labour on the job to meet the requirements,” explains TVS group sales manager Andy Roberts.

 The new floor minimises noise and vibration originating in the free weights area

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