The Nest Climbing

by The Nest in Hayes, England, United Kingdom


raised of £12,500 target
30% 18 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by September 8th 2019 at 6:19pm

The Nest Climbing - Hayes. A brand new climbing centre providing bouldering walls, a gym, studio, workspace and a café.

by The Nest in Hayes, England, United Kingdom

CLIMBING            CAFE            WORKSPACE            GYM            STUDIO

The Nest Climbing will be opening it's first centre in Hayes, West London in late summer 2019. To make the centre as great as it can possibly be, we need your help!

In return we'll be giving you the best deals we will ever offer! 

The money we raise in this crowdfunding campaign will be put towards the aspects of the centre that will benefit its users the most - the climbing holds, the gym equipment, and the matting. With your help we can make The Nest something truly special.

What is The Nest?

The Nest will be a first class climbing centre, with a workspace, café, gym, and fitness studio all under one roof.

Above: view from the workspace over the climbing wall and gym in the distance

Below: our reception and serving point for the café

Our love of climbing led us to wanting to share the sport with as many people as we can, and so we wanted to open a centre of our own.

One of the main things we truly love about climbing is the sense of community the sport creates. When climbing you find yourself striking up conversations with the people around you, and we've met some really great people through the sport.

Above: Rob and Sam, the guys behind The Nest

Within The Nest we want to create this sense of community. Alongside the climbing we will have a workspace, café, gym and fitness studio. Our hope is the different aspects of the centre will create a broad appeal, bringing people to the centre and introducing them to this awesome sport. 

The Location

The Nest will be located in the fantastic Old Vinyl Factory development, less than 5 minutes' walk from Hayes and Harlington train station, and Hayes town. 

Hayes is the perfect location for The Nest. Due to the upcoming introduction of Crossrail the population of the town is growing fast. With a high proportion of young families in the area, an increasing number of young people, and no current climbing facility, The Nest's arrival in the area could not be coming at a better time. 

Above: Hayes & Harlington train station, on the new Elizabeth Line and 5 minutes walk from The Nest

Below: the iconic Old Vinyl Factory development, former home of EMI records

The Nest will be based in The Material Store, part of the Old Vinyl Factory development. The development is based at the former home of EMI records, where iconic records by the likes of The Beatles and Pink Floyd were pressed.

The Space

When we first saw The Material Store we knew it was the perfect space for The Nest. For us, one of the best things about climbing is the sense of adventure and the opportunity to get outdoors and explore. We wanted to bring this sense of natural light, fresh air, and open space you get when climbing outdoors into our centre.

Above: The Material Store, home of The Nest

Below: our space - bright, light and soon to be full of psyched climbers!

With 6 metre high windows covering three sides of the building there is an incredible feeling of light and space when you step inside. In designing the wall with our fantastic architect (and climber) James, and wall builder (and climber) Tom we wanted to keep that fantastic light, open feeling. We believe we've done this, and with the inclusion of our state-of-the-art air handling system provided by EcoCooling, the space will be truly unique.

New to climbing?

It's the best! Climbing is one of the UK's fastest growing sports and will be making it's first appearance in the Olympics at Tokyo 2020.  

Climbing is not only fun it's also a great form of exercise. Strength, co-ordination, and flexibility can all be developed through climbing.

Within the centre we will have a 70 metre bouldering wall. 

Bouldering is a form of climbing without the need for ropes, the walls are shorter and there is thick padded matting covering the ground around the climbing wall. Colourful plastic holds are placed on the wall to create routes of varying difficulty. These holds are regularly moved around or "reset" to create new routes, meaning you'll never run out of something new to try.

Bouldering is the most accessible form of climbing, suitable for any age or ability, the only thing you'll need is a pair of climbing shoes and some chalk, which we can provide!

Below: part of our fantastic climbing wall

Our Workspace

A dynamic, flexible space with seating for up to 30 people. The space will be elevated on a mezzanine level giving you a clear view of the centre whilst being away from the main hustle and bustle. 

Users of the space will enjoy a high speed internet connection and we've also teamed up with Extract Coffee to provide you with delicious hot coffee. 

You will be able to enhance your working day by popping downstairs for a quick climb, joining a class in the studio, or heading across to the gym. Breaks away from your screen will give time to think and enable you to come back more energised with different ideas, angles, and perspectives.

Use of our informal desk space is included with entry to the centre. We've created a flexible space  which will allow us to host events and guest speakers.

Gym and Studio

Alongside our climbing wall we'll also be providing a fully stocked gym and a separate fitness studio. 

Our gym has been designed with a focus on functional training. As well as a range of cardio machines we'll have a full rack of dumbbells, squat rack and benches. We'll also have a dedicated climbing training area focused on body weight exercises with suspension training, fingerboards and campus board.

The studio will host a range of classes throughout the week, from yoga to boxercise, we'll have something for everyone.

The Rewards

As a way for us to say a big thank you all contributors will be invited to an exclusive launch event, giving you a chance to check out the centre before anyone else.

All of the rewards will be available from opening at the end of summer 2019, the opening date will be confirmed shortly. 

Your early support via this campaign gives you access to our best rates. Offering 20% or more off the price of all adult climbing memberships, the rates are also cheaper than our concessionary rates will be when we open.

Dates for classes and lessons will be available when we open.

T-shirts - come in two different colours, black and white and are available in sizes XS to XL (t-shirts are unisex). These will be available for collection at the centre.

T-shirts are included with the 3 month, 6 month and annual memberships.

If you have any questions or feedback at all, please don't hesitate to contact us on

Thank you, 

Rob & Sam, The Nest 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£18 or more

The Nest Experience

- One climb - One class - One coffee. Can be redeemed together or separately, at any time.

£20 or more

T-shirt and a Climb

An exclusive Nest t-shirt (see the bottom of the page for the design) and a single entry to the centre for a climb. Use of the workspace and gym are also included.

£35 or more

1 Month Membership

1 month of entry to the centre. Includes unlimited climbing as well as use of the workspace and gym. To be redeemed at a time of your choosing.

£35 or more

Family Intro Class

A 90 minute class with one of our instructors providing an introduction to bouldering. Includes entry to the centre and free shoe hire. Suitable for 3-4 people with at least one junior climber in the group.

£45 or more

Introduction to Bouldering Course

Three one hour group sessions aimed at new climbers. The course will provide an introduction to bouldering, and begin to build some technique and movement on the wall. Reward covers one person.

£50 or more

5 of 15 claimed

10 Class Pass

10 classes in our fantastic studio for the price of 5!

£100 or more

3 of 25 claimed

3 Month Membership

3 months entry to the centre. Includes unlimited climbing as well as use of the workspace and gym. To be redeemed at a time of your choosing.

£190 or more

0 of 15 claimed

6 Month Membership

6 months entry to the centre. Includes unlimited climbing as well as use of the workspace and gym. To be redeemed at a time of your choosing.

£250 or more

1 of 15 claimed

Crazy About Coffee

Free coffee for a year, one cup a day, 365 days. 1 free climb. Bag of coffee. When you taste our delicious coffee from Extract Coffee, you won't regret your purchase.

£350 or more

3 of 15 claimed

1 Year Membership

1 year of entry to the centre. Includes unlimited climbing, use of the workspace, and gym. To be redeemed at a time of your choosing.

£450 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Away Day

Exclusive use of our workspace for up to 20 people for a half day. Climbing lessons, unlimited coffee, and a yoga class. £450 minimum, £45 per head for groups larger than 10.

£2,800 or more

0 of 5 claimed

The Whole Nest!

Exclusive use of The Nest! Climbing lessons, use of the workspace, fitness classes, group activities, guest speakers. Whatever you want to do, we can plan the perfect day for you. For groups of 40 or more (£70 per head). Get in touch for more details, we can work with you to plan your perfect team/company day out.

Let's make 'The Nest Climbing' happen

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