Plans unveiled to build 'high-quality' gym at former flagship car dealership in Northampton

The national leisure company has 180 sites across the country already, including one in Sixfields

By Logan MacLeod
Tuesday, 14th December 2021, 8:51 am

Plans have been unveiled to open a new 'high-quality' and 'low cost' gym at a former flagship car dealership in Northampton.

The former Guy Salmon Jaguar in Abington Square could be part-demolished and converted into a branch of The Gym, a national chain with 180 sites across the country, including one in Sixfields.

Planning papers say: "The Gym provides a high quality but cheaper option for health and fitness activity, with 24-hour opening hours providing flexibility for its customers.

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The dealership in Abington Square has stood vacant for months

"Overall, it is considered that the proposals will have a positive impact on the wider area, and provide a clean, safe facility which fits within the nature of this location."

The plans also say the existing car park will be improved to provide space for up to 48 parking bays and that new jobs would be created in the area.

The glass-fronted dealership has stood out for years amongst the shops of Abington Square but has been empty and fenced off for months.

Guy Salmon Jaguar vacated its showrooms in Abington Square and Riverside to move into a new 'state-of-the-art' headquarters in Swan Valley.

The plans will now be approved or rejected by West Northamptonshire Council.