A former industrial building is racing to success after being converted into a go-karting track.
The 38,000 sq ft building on the Charter Avenue Industrial Estate has been transformed by TeamSport Indoor Karting after major investment over the summer. Since opening in August after investing around £1 million, the venue has already welcomed 2,000 racers through its doors.
Jonathan Moore, Director of Holt Commercial, marketed the property on Curriers Close on behalf of Christchurch Property Managing Director Tony Harris and achieved the successful letting to TeamSport.
Tony said he was delighted to see the building thriving with a new use. He said “TeamSport Indoor Karting have brought a fantastic facility to Coventry and I am so pleased to see it enjoying early success. Much of Coventry’s success has been built on the motor industry and it’s great to see people having a great time as they race around the karting track in this building.”
The new venue features a 580 metre multi-level circuit for up to 16 karters at one time and also offers meeting facilities for corporate clients and a kids’ party room.
Jonathan Moore said the changing face of the economy meant that more buildings were being converted. He said “You only have to look in Coventry where we’ve seen a former hotel changing into a climbing wall experience, a former department store becoming cafés, restaurants and apartments and here we have an old industrial building becoming a karting track. There has been a move towards people looking for different leisure activities in recent years and the property sector has had to keep up with that and find the right space to fit those needs for operators.”
Pictured: Tony Harris (Christchurch), Rod Stone (TeamSport), Jonathan Moore (Holt Commercial)