In early 2013 Westfield Garden City underwent an extensive makeover, including over 100 new shops and a new gym. BE Collective was recommended by Principal Consultants Wrightson Stewart and then commissioned to provide structural and hydraulic consultancy services for the new ‘Gold’s Gym’.
Our structural services included:
– Design of raised floors for the free weights and aerobics areas – providing impact acoustic isolation and impact damping
– the careful coordination between the existing pre-stressed slab to provide penetrations for building services
– bulk head and glazing framework
Our Hydraulic services included design and certification of water and sanitation systems for plumbing and drainage approval, as well as the coordination and documentation of a fire sprinkler system.
Golds Gym was originally started in 1965 at Venice Beach California by Joe Gold. It was frequented by Arnold Schwarzenegger and featured in the 1977 movie Pumping Iron. To this day it is considered a landmark in the bodybuilding subculture and has achieved cult status.
Images of uber-stylish interiors and graphics courtesy Wrightson Stewart.
PS – You must also check out our favourite Arnie/Golds Gym related music video ‘More Energy’ by Luke Million!