Case Studies

Birmingham's GMAC


Continental is delighted to have completed the installation of the equipment at one of the country's best gymnastics training facilities - GMAC.

The facilty features:

  • a full training facility for men, women and junior gymnasts
  • a sunken fast-track and competition tumble track and run-up with dismount to a foam filled dismount pit
  • In addition to four FIG trampolines for practice and competition, the gymnasts have access to two pit mounted trampolines for dismount practice
  • three separate dojos with judo mats manufactured by Continental Sports with a bespoke pvc cover for wrestling practice and competition
  • a stunning, modern building with plenty of parking and a welcoming reception and viewing area for parents
  • Continental's involvement included:

Working with the architects, builders, British Gymnastics and other interested parties to design the layout of the equipment in the £7.5million facility including the design of several bespoke training elements.

GMAC was subsequently used as a training venue for the European Gymnastics Championships held at Birmingham's NIA.

Continental's role involved design of the facility with supply and installation of the equipment including:

  • FIG approved Artistic and Rhythmic floor areas
  • A full complement of FIG approved competition equipment
  • A wide range of training and general gymnastics apparatus
  • A competition layout of FIG approved trampolines and end decks
  • Judo matting areas for three dojos
  • Bench seating and island units for the changing rooms


GMAC was opened by Bruno Grandi, President of the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (the "FIG"), who described it as "... a Rolls-Royce facility. Birmingham have built a very high-level facility which is something that is very good for our sport."


If you are planning a gymnastics facility, please contact us to arrange a visit to see GMAC - many of our subsequent customers have done so to see this fantastic showpiece of Continental equipment.

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