24 Hour Gym Planned For Town Centre

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Steve
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24 Hour Gym Planned For Town Centre

Postby Steve » Sun 04 Oct, 2015 8:00 pm

A planning application has been submitted to convert the Marquee Centre in to a 24 hour gym

https://publicaccess.eastherts.gov.uk/o ... V42GLH0N00

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Re: 24 Hour Gym Planned For Town Centre

Postby beebopb » Mon 05 Oct, 2015 8:25 am

I know it was a few weeks ago now, but I don't recall that being presented as one of the options in the consultation for the 'Urban Design Strategy'. :D

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Re: 24 Hour Gym Planned For Town Centre

Postby Steve » Mon 05 Oct, 2015 10:56 am

beebopb wrote:I know it was a few weeks ago now, but I don't recall that being presented as one of the options in the consultation for the 'Urban Design Strategy'. :D

The District Council don't own the building - they [the consultants] can only suggest uses. The owners can propose whatever they like.

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Re: 24 Hour Gym Planned For Town Centre

Postby beebopb » Mon 05 Oct, 2015 11:34 am

Actually seems to me to be a reasonable idea for using that space, with potential to generate additional foot-fall in the town centre, probably better than what was proposed.

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Re: 24 Hour Gym Planned For Town Centre

Postby jackanapes » Tue 06 Oct, 2015 9:30 am

It's actually a really good fit for the town, services are obviously a more vital segment than "small town" retail. This guardian article points to a 44% rise in gym spending in the last year (really?)

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/aug/18/uk-gym-membership-spending-up-by-44-per-cent


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