The contract was awarded in recognition of their experience within the education sector and proven ability in creating sustainable, long-lasting facilities, as well as for quality and price.
The announcement comes shortly after SSU’s decision to create a new sports facility, which will house three gyms for both students and the local community.
There are plans for the facility, which is due for completion in 2019, to include a high performance gym for elite level athletes, a personal training and teaching gym for use by the University’s Academic Leaders, a spin studio, an aerobics and yoga studio, and a 100-station state of the art community gym.
The community gym will also be home to a Pulse project innovation area, which will include the latest Pulse Fitness equipment that the University’s Sports Science student will be able to critique.
Martin Nailor, Director for Solent Sport, said: “Having worked in the leisure industry for over 30 years and seeing the work they have done throughout that time, I was really impressed by the scope of their offering.
“Their knowledge and experience in creating facilities is exception, and their equipment really is second-to-none. Even though the facility won’t be complete until 2019, the Pulse team have already been able to provide us with fantastic support from all levels of business including the expertise of their senior management team.
“Their knowledge and support will prove invaluable as the project goes on, and we look forward to building a long-term partnership with them as we aim to improve the fitness provision for the entire community.”
Director of Education for Pulse, Neil Mosley, agreed: “We are delighted to be working with Southampton Solent University as they embark on this exciting project. Far too often as a supplier we’ve seen what can happen when there hasn’t been enough communication between the design and build teams and the equipment suppliers.
“Using our expertise, we are confident that by working in partnership at this early planning stage, we can ensure that the facility is fit for purpose right from the outset. Through the knowledge and support of Pulse Fitness, we look forward to ensuring that the new facility offers a fantastic range of innovative and exciting equipment that is tailored to each area of the community.”