Westway Boxing Club

Completed: 2023
Location: Scarborough
Region: Yorkshire & The Humber
Other local partners: North Yorkshire Police Fund, Dulux, Sport England, Toolstation,

About the project

Westway Boxing Club in Scarborough is a popular community gym offering boxing and fitness sessions for adults and young people. The project has kickstarted a wider transformation for the gym, which has recently been granted planning permission to build an extension to create a new community youth club for the local area.

The project

The team fully painted and decorated the interior of the gym in this amazing black and yellow colour scheme and boxed in pipework through carpentry, giving it a modern yet rustic feel. They also created a bike rack on the side of the building to help young people physically get to the club.

The impact:

  • 21 young people learning trade skills including carpentry and painting & decorating
  • 16 entry-level City & Guilds accreditations gained in painting and decorating
  • A modern and welcoming environment for visitors to enjoy their classes
  • The new bike shelter will help attract more young people to the gym who will be able to store their bikes safely

Project Contact: Hazel, email

We're over the moon with the beginning of our transformation - our vision for our existing building has been brought to life by VIY and the local young people who've supported this project. We can't wait for the next step in our future transformation now! Ryan Ashworth, Owner, Westway Boxing Club