Kuits advises on opening of Summit Up climbing centre

24th September 2021

Commercial law firm Kuits has advised on the opening of Summit Up, a new state of the art climbing centre in Oldham.

The centre is owned by the Stoller Charitable Trust, which was created and has been funded by Sir Norman Stoller.

Summit Up is one of the UK’s largest Clip ‘n Climb centres, featuring a variety of climbing walls, angles and holds. In addition to Clip n’ Climb it has traditional rope wall climbing and bouldering sectors.

The centre has 100 climbing routes across 47 rope lines, two official speed walls with timers and a two-tier floating boulder, all of which are equal to the standard of those used in the Tokyo Olympics.

The team at Kuits advised the Stoller Charitable Trust on all matters involved in the opening of the climbing centre, including purchase of the land, funding and company structure, employment contracts and commercial agreements.

Graham Wood, Partner in Kuits’ Private Client Team said: “We have been involved in this project right from its infancy, so to see the centre develop into what is going to be the best climbing centre in the UK is phenomenal and we are very proud.

“Summit Up is aimed at all abilities and ages, making it a great day out for young people and families as well as experienced climbers. The Stoller Charitable Trust is heavily involved in the advancement of young people in the Greater Manchester area, so there is a real passion that has gone into the design, construction and overall feel of the centre.”

Stephen Lowe, Chairman of Summit Up said: “This climbing centre is a community-focused project, with the young people of Oldham and Greater Manchester at its heart. We hope that the Summit Up will attract people from across the country to try their hand at climbing and see all the fantastic benefits this sport can bring. All of Summit Up’s distributable profits will go directly to supporting charity”

Summit Up opened to visitors on Saturday 18th September.

About Kuits

Kuits is a leading, UK200-listed commercial law firm based in Manchester city centre. We provide trusted legal and commercial advice to businesses, their owners and high-net-worth individuals, promoting the growth and success of the North West. Ranked highly in both Chambers UK and Legal 500, clients consider us ‘quick to respond’, ‘diligent’ and ‘thorough and educated’ in our responses.

Pictured below: Team GB’s Shauna Coxsey at the launch event, with Stoller Trust Trustees Stephen Lowe (left) and Lindsay Walsh (right).

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