Town centre yoga studio with cafe and creche planned for site of Northampton furniture store

An empty Northampton town centre furniture store could be renovated into a yoga studio with a cafe, creche and hair lounge.

Thursday, 7th June 2018, 5:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 4:32 pm
The Old Mill furniture store could be redeveloped into a yoga studio and beauty suite.

Plans have been put to the borough council to convert the former Old Mill Furniture store in Bridge Street into an all-in-one health and beauty studio.

It comes weeks after the director of Northampton's Business Improvement District called for a fresh look at the town's high street, which he said could be remoulded into a hub for "experiences" and leisure centres following the announcement Marks & Spencers could pull out of Abington Street.

The empty store in Bridge Street could be redeveloped into a 2,000-square-metre studio by Soo Yoga - based in Sywell, Northampton - and create 10 jobs.

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The Old Mill Furniture Store relocated to St James retail park this year.

Early floor plans show the studio would come equipped with changing rooms, a creche, hair salon, retail space, a hot yoga zone and treatment rooms for sports massages.

It could also have a cafe, a spinning studio, and a nail bar.

A consultation on the plans is open until June 21.

Early floor plans show room for a spin studio, a hot yoga floor, a cafe and a creche.