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Opened: 2018

Size: 42,000 sq ft

What: Offices and Refuel (because…food).


Opened: 2019

Size: 36,000 sq ft

What: Offices, production studios, and the Lifting Club (because…gym).


Opened: 2022

Size: 122,000 sq ft

What: Offices and product innovation hub (because…gym clothes).

Blythe Valley Park, Solihull, United Kingdom. The home of our three UK offices. And although they’re all different, they’re all unmistakably…us. The colour schemes, exposed elements, the wall finishes. It’s Gymshark, no question. But what else makes our offices one of the best places to work in the world? (Disclaimer: we might be biased).


  • All three buildings feature biophilic design (a fancy term for lots of indoor plants).

A bright idea

  • We have a state-of-the-art lighting system which uses PoE (Power over Ethernet). This means the lighting needs a lot less cabling and resource and makes it way more efficient. It also means our property team can reduce lighting for areas which aren’t being used and do other stuff, like adjusting the lighting temperature for different times of the day to reduce eye strain.

Stay secure

  • We use an HID security system to keep everyone safe, whichever office they’re in.

Home and away

  • We have Zoom stations and booths throughout all the office spaces to help support hybrid working. Whether we’re in the office or working from home, we can always work collaboratively.

The best part of the day

  • In Refuel, our canteen, we partner with a reputable third party to help make sure we source local ingredients wherever possible.

Waste: away

  • We have full waste recycling and segregation on all three sites to help minimise any waste sent to landfill.

Health and wellbeing

  • The Gymshark Lifting Club can be used for free by all staff, and we also have a cycle to work scheme.

We’re Very Good, BREEAM said so

  • BREEAM is a rating system for a building’s sustainability, and as part of our promise to our planet, GSIQ is certified ‘Very Good’. The rating includes an external assessment of a building, looking at a specific set of sustainability requirements such as accessibility, energy and water consumption, waste management, lighting, usage, and after care. If you want to find out more, go here.


Benches outside on the balcony of GSIQ

Rating our buildings’ sustainability

BREEAM stands for the Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method.

In other words, it’s a rating system for a building’s sustainability. As an internationally recognised standard, BREEAM is helping companies measure and reduce the environmental impact of their buildings.

It involves an external assessment of a building, looking at a specific set of sustainability requirements such as accessibility, energy and water consumption, waste management, lighting, usage, and after care.

Once the assessment’s complete, the building is given an official rating which is reflected by a certain number of stars on the BREEAM certificate. The names of the ratings are: Acceptable (In-Use scheme only), Pass, Good, Very Good, Excellent, and Outstanding.

What does it mean for Gymshark?

As part of our commitment to our planet, we’ve achieved a Very Good rating for our new GSIQ building and our Regent Street store is pending the final assessment, which puts them in the top 25% of new, non-domestic buildings. We’re also working to reach this rating with any future developments and renovations, too.

To find out more info on how BREEAM works, go here.

ISO 14001:2015

Gymshark refuel canteen GSHQ

How we’re being held accountable

We’re working to get our Environmental Management System (EMS) to be certified to ISO14001, which will put us with over 350,000 companies and organisations across the world that are also certified in this way.

And what does this mean? Well, ISO14001 is an international standard for EMSs that’s published by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO).

Now that’s a lot of words (and acronyms), so let’s break it down a bit. An EMS just means a system which covers all of our policies, processes, plans, practices, and records that control how we interact with the environment. And being certified to ISO14001 means it’s based on the Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) cycle, which involves making continual improvement through target setting and monitoring.

Basically, this all makes sure that our EMS gives us an actionable plan to manage, monitor, and reduce our environmental footprint.

And it’s not just something we’ve created ourselves with no one else to confirm it. Because we will be certified to ISO14001, our system will be externally verified and audited. So, just like a training buddy keeps you accountable for your workouts, the ISO14001 holds us accountable for everything we do.


How we deal with waste on our UK campus

As part of our commitment to our planet, we’ve partnered with Veolia (a waste management company) to make sure all of our campus waste is diverted from landfill. This includes having full waste recycling and segregation on all three sites (GSHQ, GSLC, and GSIQ).

We’ve also removed multiple sources of single use plastic, replacing them with compostable cardboard instead, like our food boxes in Refuel (our staff canteen).

To make this all official and make sure we’re staying transparent, we’re also developing formal waste and recycling targets for us to report against. And as always, we’ll share these with you as soon as they’re confirmed.


Paving the way for sustainable chemical management within the fashion industry

Working to reduce our chemical footprint

Although chemicals and dyes are essential in the creation of our clothes and influence how they perform, they can be harmful to the environment. Which means their use comes with a big responsibility.

The ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) is an organisation that helps brands, chemical suppliers, manufacturers and other organisations to own this responsibility.

So, as a friend of the ZDHC, we’re working to implement sustainable chemical management throughout our supply chain. Because by working together, we can reduce the textiles industry’s chemical footprint and help protect our planet.

If you’d like to find out more info, go here.