Popular gym brand to open second site in Lincoln

PureGym's new premises in Lincoln

One of the UK’s largest gym brands is set to open a new site in Lincoln.

PureGym has taken 11,500 sq ft at the Carlton Centre in the Uphill area of the city, joining a host of big-name brands including Dunelm Mill, Halfords, McDonalds and Costa at the retail park.

The Carlton Centre is owned by Lincolnshire Co-op and managed by Banks Long & Co.

The site – which was previously occupied by Argos – is PureGym’s second in the city, with the other being located in St Mark’s Shopping Centre.

The company operates across Europe and boasts around 1.6m members.

Lewis Cove, associate director of Banks Long & Co, said: “PureGym adds to the Centre’s diverse offering at the Carlton Centre and it’s a pleasure to welcome another strong occupier to the area.”

PureGym’s Duncan Costin said: “PureGym are delighted to be opening our second Lincoln site in the former Argos at The Carlton Centre.

“This 11,500 sq ft gym will offer members the very latest state of the art gym equipment including free weights, fixed pin, functional and flex areas and group exercise classes in our studio. We’d like to thank Paul Norbury of Norbury Sansom who acted for us in this acquisition and the team at Banks Long who acted for the landlord, The Lincolnshire Co-operative Society for making this happen.”

Lincolnshire Co-op’s head of property Kevin Kendall added: “This development reflects our core purpose and approach – investing in the local economy and the health and wellbeing of the community.

“PureGym is an excellent addition to the area and we hope local people will enjoy the new facilities on offer.”