Bear Grylls Epic Training

Adventure In Architecture, Manchester, 2016


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  • The Summit Steps    
  • The Eiger Climb    
  • The Tarzan Swing    
  • The Ninja Rings    
  • Training Zone    
  • View through the Eiger Climb    
  • The Tarzan Swing    
  • Ladder Crawl    
  • PR Ground floor plan    
  • PR 1st floor plan    
  • PR 2nd floor plan    
  • PR section C    
  • PR section E    
  • Interactive Map    
  • Ramp run elevation A    
  • Rope Swing Elevation B    

Multi storey indoor fitness course retrofitted into an Oxygen Freejumping trampolining park

This project is the first of its kind in the UK and is located in Trafford within an existing Oxygen Freejumping trampoline park.

This three-storey fitness zone was designed as a place where teenagers and adults can train for OCR events, which are becoming increasingly popular and as a fun new type of fitness.

The course offers both a continuous route with three differing levels of ability and can be used as separate training areas.

The budget for the build was £180,000 and therefore cost was a major issue when designing the scheme, as well as a very short programme.

An industrial mezzanine was decided upon as it was the cheapest way of constructing a frame, capable of taking the loadings of the various obstacles. It could also be erected quickly while the obstacles were being constructed off site.

A simple colour scheme of steel, black and orange which reflect Bear Grylls Epic Training were used on the proposal to create a simple, sleek design. Being the first of its kind, inspiration was taken from assault courses and fitness events like Ninja Warrior and many details were refined during the construction process.


  • Begun: Dec 2016
  • Completed: Dec 2016
  • Floor area: 485m2
  • Sector: Sports and leisure
  • Total cost: £184,000
  • Funding: Client funded
  • Tender date: Nov 2016
  • Procurement: JCT Intermediate 2011 with CDP
  • Address: Trafford Way, Stretford, Manchester, M17 8DD, United Kingdom

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