Former City star’s fitness start-up signs at central Manchester site

55 Princess Street

Fitness start-up P1 GYM is to open its first facility on the ground floor of 55 Princess Street, Manchester city centre.

The company has taken 3,461 sq ft on a 10-year lease with a break at year five.

Former Manchester City footballer Peter Varga has established P1 GYM having worked in personal training and fitness for nearly 10 years.

Peter will focus on providing an exemplary customer experience driven by friendly staff and state-of-the-art facility.

Peter said: “I have long thought gyms could, and should, do better in terms of customer experience and the space at 55 Princess Street provides me with a fantastic platform to do just that.

“I am thrilled to start the P1 GYM journey in the heart of Manchester city centre and we look forward to encouraging individuals to adapt to a healthier lifestyle and ultimately improve their quality of life.

“With major businesses, hotels and St Peter’s Square in close proximity to us, we have a great opportunity to create something special here.”

The property is owned by Aberdeen Standard Investments and real estate consultancy OBI is joint leasing agent with JLL.

Richard Lace, transactions and asset management, OBI, said: “It’s great to welcome P1 GYM to 55 Princess Street and it’s a good sign of the popularity of the building.

“Later this year we will refurbish the fourth floor (8,746 sq ft) to provide Grade A space and we’re looking at creating some smaller suite options on the third floor.”

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