V1BE now occupies the basement at 35 Dale Street
V1BE now occupies the basement at 35 Dale Street
Richard Bell

Boutique fitness hub with live DJs launches in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

Boutique fitness concept V1BE has set up at 35 Dale Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

The company secured 4,400 sq ft in the Grade-II listed building’s basement for a new fitness centre focusing on heart-rate monitored High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts.

Founded by business partners Gareth Evans and Andy Tee, V1BE will offer a combination of trainers, state-of-the-art equipment and live DJs to set itself apart on Manchester’s growing health and fitness scene.

Property firm Helical Plc, the company behind 35 Dale Street, has also signed an agreement with Northern Quarter-based Idle Hands to operate the site’s new 1,200 sq ft coffee shop.

Idle Hands recently found itself without a home after the lease on its former premises, further along Dale Street, was unexpectedly terminated. The new site will be the company’s permanent home.

V1BE’s Gareth Evans said: “We primarily chose 35 Dale Street for its excellent location as it suits the type of clientele we believe V1BE attracts.

“But we were subsequently also very impressed by the attention to detail Helical have given to the project in general. We really liked their approach to the style of fit out and this is something which we feel passionately about at V1BE.”

Idle Hands owner Dave Wolinski commented: “The coffee will continue to be front and centre in the new shop, but we will be expanding our food and drink offering now that we have a proper kitchen and have been granted a premises license. And we also have plans to host exhibitions, launch nights and supper clubs in future.”

Helical Plc said 6,000 sq ft of retail space remains available at 35 Dale Street.

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