UPDATE: The club has now signed the lease on Unit 3A, Vickers Business Centre. The major building work is completed and the final kitting out has started. The new Dojang will open for classes on Firday 15th October.
When we opened the Essex Road Dojang in January 2007, it was an exciting move that has meant the club has benefited from a permanent fully matted and equipped venue. However over the last three years, the number of students training has grown by 30% and we have now outgrown Essex Road. Importantly, the change that we started in January 2009 to everyone paying fees by monthly standing order has helped ensure that the club has a consistent cash flow. So over the last year, we have been searching for a new and larger venue. Despite the initial disappointment with our planning application on Unit 4, Coronation Road, the club has been continuing to look for a new venue that will allow us to continue to grow and expand. Following reviews of many options, we are now pleased to say that we have identified a new venue.
The new venue will provide 75% more training area than Essex Road giving a matted area of greater than 180 sq metres, male and female toilets and a dedicated reception / waiting area – and also has a much higher ceiling. The site has plentiful parking and being only 5 minutes walk from Basingstoke Hospital is on regular bus services from; Basingstoke Town Centre, Brighton Hill, Hatch Warren, Popley, Oakridge, Oakley, Tadley, Baughurst and others.
Last Updated. 10th October 2010.