Castleford's booming Gravity Fitness set to move to new HQ in Wakefield to kickstart expansion plans

22 May 2023

Gravity Fitness Ltd, the flourishing global active entertainment company, has opened a new head office at Merchant Gate, the striking mixed-use development in the heart of Wakefield.

Gravity has taken the office space at 2 Burgage Square at Merchant Gate on a five-year lease. Merchant Gate is viewed as one of the most successful mixed-use regeneration projects in West Yorkshire and has been delivered by The English Cities Fund, a strategic joint venture between national urban regenerator, Muse Developments, Legal & General and Homes England, working collaboratively with Wakefield Council and Network Rail. The Leeds offices of global property consultancies Knight Frank and JLL advised the landlords, while Savills advised Gravity.

Victoria Harris of Knight Frank explained: “The decision by such an innovative and successful company as Gravity to move their head office to Merchant Gate is a ringing endorsement of this magnificent development."

Harvey Jenkinson, the co-founder of Gravity, who are relocating from Colorado Way at the Junction 32 development in Castleford next month, commented: “Wakefield is the perfect base for a head office from a recruitment and logistical standpoint. Our new offices are about 50m away from Wakefield Westgate, which is main arterial route from Leeds to London.

“Merchant Gate is very up and coming location, with good food and drink for the staff at lunch and after hours on a Friday. We are also expanding. This move will help our drive for growth. We currently have 50 staff and hope to recruit a further 10 by the end of this year.”

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