Our reputation as one of the UKs leading shop interior designers has now spread into the West Country as this week were very excited to be appointed to design and create an amazing new retail store for Bristol-based health and fitness store ‘the Triathlon Shop’.
The popularity of the Triathlon Shop has seen them rapidly outgrow their current location in Temple Quay as they look to develop a new custom-built retail outlet with a range of specialist facilities. The award-winning independent store for fans of swimming, cycling and running is planning to open the new, larger store in the popular Harbourside area of Bristol just in time for the 2014 triathlon season.
As well as selling more clothing and equipment, it is envisaged that the move to a larger store will enable the shop to offer a range of services to customers including:
- a custom designed bike fit studio in conjunction with Newfit Systems;
- a larger workshop for bicycle and equipment repairs
- a bio-mechanical and gait analysis studio for runners
- a separate sports massage and injury rehab clinic
- an ‘endless pool’, designed specifically for wetsuit testing and technique coaching
- and a comprehensive hire and demo programme enabling customers to try bikes, saddles and wetsuits before they buy and hire specialist cycle equipment such as bike boxes or racing wheels.
This range of specialist facilities should set the Triathlon Shop way ahead of its competitors in the burgeoning running, swimming and cycling markets. As an independent retailer they pride themselves in the personal and tailored service that they are able to offer their customers and the move to this new custom designed store will allow them to offer even more than before, with a view to becoming the best store of its kind in the UK.
Holly Burrage, Co-Owner of the Triathlon explains:
“This move will not only allow us to show off our products in a more spacious and inviting environment, but will allow us to expand all the services that we have become so well known for.
“Good customer service and an enjoyable customer experience is what sets us apart from many of the chain and online shops and we are keen to keep this at the heart of everything we do. I am convinced that this new store will make us the best bike shop, best running shop, best swim shop and best triathlon shop in the UK.”
The new Harbourside location could not be better for the store , as it is the centre of the city’s active community. A training ground for runners and cyclists alike the area is known as Bristol’s centre of sport and plays host to the Bristol Triathlon, half marathon, 10K and Bristol’s biggest bike ride. The shop intends to hold regular community events such as runs and rides from the new store as well as seminars and an in-store cafe area offering refreshments and live sport on screen.
We are thrilled to be working on this exciting new project and as always, watch the blog for more info as it happens!