|Another First for London Rowing Club, the new, completely “green” gym
Having been the first rowing club in the UK to construct a “rowing tank” (an indoor rowing facility) and the first rowing club to appoint a professional coach for its crews, London Rowing Club will now be the first rowing club to open a completely “green” strength and conditioning facility in the UK. The gym and new male changing room have been designed to reduce our environmental footprint and minimise operating costs.
“The building is very well insulated and benefits from a passive ventilation system allowing cold air to enter through louvres low down and exit through a series of units mounted on the ridges of the roof. The changing rooms have been fitted with waterless urinals and low energy LED lighting is used throughout. We are delighted to opening this first class facility. It’s an attractive, state-of-the-art building and we’re sure it will play its part in the training of many generations of world-class rowers.” – Simon Harris, LRC gym-build sub-committee
A ramp has been installed to give ready access to the gym for wheelchair users. A full specification shower and WC has also been installed.
In addition to the training facilities a consulting room has been built to provide on site physiotherapy treatment for Club members and others.