The second installment of the Clapton-based gym has opened up a new location in Shoreditch. BLOCK Shoreditch is designed by Daytrip Studio (Iwan Halstead and Emily Potter) and lighting studio There's Light together with BLOK founders Reema Stanbury, Ed Stanbury and fashion photographer Max Oppenheim. Located at the corner of Norman Foster's Principle Place, BLOK is part of a larger redevelopment plan that will bridge the City and Shoreditch.
The complex in Shoreditch also features a small shop and café, which includes a menu of smoothies, protein boosters and more curated by Essence Cuisine. The large industrial floating staircase leads members up to the studios, a combination of concrete, glass, steal, wood and fabric have been used to create contrasts between hard and soft surfaces, illustrating a divide between the hectic London urban environment and the calming energy of the studios.