Exclusive: Bricks Group to launch its gym chain, UTime, in the UK and Europe
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Basingstoke Sports Trust
£25,877.26pa plus benefits
Newbury, UK
Everyone Active
South Oxhey Leisure Centre, Watford
star job
£28,000 - £33,000 (depending on experience)
Coventry, UK
star job
Haringey Council
£37,722 - £40,869
Haringey, London, UK
Essex Boot Camp
Loughton / Epping / Chigwell area

Exclusive: Bricks Group to launch its gym chain, UTime, in the UK and Europe

Hong Kong-based Bricks Group will launch its health club chain, UTime, in Europe and the UK
UTime currently operates a chain of clubs in Hong Kong and Thailand
The first UTime site has been earmarked for Swansea
UTime is owned by Bricks Group, which operates the True Student accommodation service in the UK
Job opportunities
Dulwich College
£10.00 per hour
location: Dulwich College, The Sports Club, United Kingdom
more jobs

Hong Kong-based Bricks Group has revealed plans to launch its health club chain, UTime, in Europe and the UK.

UTime currently operates a chain of clubs in Hong Kong and Thailand and has also secured properties in a number of South-East Asian countries.

It has positioned itself in the affordable market segment and has the strapline "the best equipment, the best value, the best U".

Bricks is a property group specialising in student wellness accommodation and hospitality, with a property portfolio worth in excess of £500m.

In the UK, the Bricks portfolio includes True Student-branded student accommodation properties in Manchester, Newcastle, Swansea, Glasgow, Birmingham and Liverpool.

Each True Student development includes a fully kitted out gym as part of the accommodation offering.

Bricks is led by founder Pete Prickett, who also founded Pure Group, a fitness and leisure brand operating across Asia with more than 20 locations.

Speaking exclusively to HCM, Prickett said the first UTime site had already been earmarked for Swansea.

"Our European launch is an exciting opportunity for us to tie UTime in with our True Student accommodation offering," Prickett said.

"We’re bringing best in class wellness solutions for all students and outside this we’ll be looking to set up franchise partnerships and full-owned gyms."

Bricks has hired a specialist team, led by Rey Bolivar, to develop the brand in Europe.

"Rey has experience operating, expanding and innovating within the world’s top fitness brands from New York City to most major capital cities in Asia," Prickett said.

"He brings three decades of experience in the health and wellness industry to build, restructure and grow club operations in a scalable format with sustainable results."

UTime gyms will be a minimum of 2,000sq ft in size and in addition to well-stocked gym floors will offer functional fitness areas, group classes and personal training.

• To read the full interview with Pete Prickett, click here for HCM Issue 5/2020.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines

More News

1 - 15 of 43,330
24 Jun 2021
Technogym has launched a new app featuring an AI-powered digital coach. The Technogym App is designed for health clubs looking to tap into the increased ... More
23 Jun 2021
Forme has signed an exclusive partnership with boutique fitness operator Barry's, the latest sign of the blurring of boundaries between the at-gym and at-home fitness ... More
23 Jun 2021
The number of active memberships across European health clubs fell by roughly 10 million – or 15.4 per cent – during 2020, a year defined ... More
22 Jun 2021
Peloton is expanding its reach within the online fitness market with the launch of a new Corporate Wellness platform. The = service will be made ... More
22 Jun 2021
Dr Giles Yeo, a geneticist at Cambridge University in the UK, has written a new book in which he makes the case that the current ... More
20 Jun 2021
Laurence des Cars is to become the first female president of the Louvre, following her appointment by French president Emmanuel Macron. Art historian des Cars ... More
Spa Life UK
Spa Life UK
19 Jun 2021
Plans have been revealed to build the world's deepest pool in Cornwall, UK, which would house facilities serving the spaceflight, sports science and healthcare communities. ... More
18 Jun 2021
People with depression should be prescribed exercise and then monitored for the first 12 weeks of their regime – similar to the way physical therapy ... More
17 Jun 2021
Kew Gardens has established a "living laboratory" at its wild botanic garden at Wakehurst, UK. The move is part of a research project to explore ... More
17 Jun 2021
Frequent strenuous exercise increases the risk of developing motor neurone disease (MND) in people with certain genetic profiles. Over recent years, a number of high-profile ... More
16 Jun 2021
Discount rail and bus travel and £10m in vouchers to key attractions – funded by the National Lottery – are among the measures announced in ... More
16 Jun 2021
The UK government has extended the ban on commercial evictions until 25 March 2022. Announcing the move today (15 June), chief secretary to the Treasury, ... More
JP Lennard
JP Lennard
15 Jun 2021
Operating a further four weeks at reduced capacity will place serious pressure on English fitness facilities – if the government doesn't urgently provide additional financial ... More
15 Jun 2021
People experiencing homelessness are being offered free access to leisure centres by Oxford City Council. A scheme launched this month (June 2021) will see the ... More
15 Jun 2021
IHRSA has appointed Elizabeth Clark as its new president and CEO. Clark joins the industry body from the National Confectioners Association (NCA) – the trade ... More
1 - 15 of 43,330
JP Lennard
JP Lennard