7th March 2018
NORTH Queensland is primed to benefit from an Australian-first fitness and lifestyle precinct with Geon Property confirming plans to deliver a multimillion dollar project next to the heart of Townsville. Pulsing with the energy of the city’s burgeoning fitness scene, The CO:UP will offer an incomparable mix of active performance and recovery facilities to suit everyone from our smallest swimmers to Olympic hopefuls like Lucy Stirling.
“The CO:UP will be a place for people to socialise, network, exercise, refuel and relax in one of city’s most beautifully-appointed settings,” said Geon Property development manager Glen Wright. “This multifaceted precinct has already attracted a world-class climbing gym, the country’s largest swim school operator and is working to secure a dedicated mini golf centre. In tandem with these high quality facilities, The CO:UP will feature holistic practices like yoga and pilates, spaces for allied health professionals and food & beverage opportunities committed to supporting health and wellbeing.”
Urban Climb, which currently operates some the country’s largest bouldering venues, has signed up as the anchor tenant. “We are thrilled to open our new gym in this dedicated health precinct surrounded by like-minded businesses,” explained Urban Climb co-owner Alex Cox-Taylor. “Urban Climb is incredibly passionate about community and connectivity and The CO:UP combines both. It’s the perfect spot to meet up, work out, grab a juice and get connected.”
The latest offering for Townsville has been endorsed by Olympic sports climbing hopeful Lucy Stirling who will be taking full advantage of its elite and specialist facilities. “This new gym at The CO:UP is particularly unique in that it will feature the state’s first speed climbing wall,” said Ms Stirling. “I train full-time, six days a week but currently there is no speed climbing wall in Queensland. For me to qualify for the Olympics next year it is essential that I practice on one, so for me personally, it’s a game-changer.”
Ms Stirling began climbing 11 years ago and is now in training to qualify for Tokyo 2020 where the sport itself will make its Olympic debut. “Climbing is an excellent way to flex muscle and mind and I believe this is great news not just for the sport but for the region,” Ms Stirling continued.
The CO:UP is one of several important projects Geon Property has developed for Townsville in recent years. Mr Wright said the visionary project is a testament to Geon’s commitment to the city and ability to reimagine environments for better living. Whether you’re trying out a new skill, motivated to feel your personal best or are an inspiring Olympic athlete, our vision is to create a health hub for everyone at every level.
The CO:UP’s premiere space for existing and future business is now available for lease. For more information contact Geon Property leasing manager David Sheppard on 0406 108 587.