Gym group secures 22,000 sq ft unit to create ‘mega gym’

JD Gyms is due to open a new ‘mega-gym’ at St Thomas Road in Huddersfield, after joint agents Eddisons and Smart 4 agreed a deal to let a 22,000 sq ft unit on behalf of Albion Land.

Purpose-built as a leisure facility in the 1990s, the property is also home to Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos, and a further 14,000 sq ft unit remains available to let.

Due to open in January 2019, the Huddersfield site will be JD Gyms’ 21st fitness centre as the firm rolls out a series of super-size new gyms in cities across the north of England, Scotland and the Midlands.

James Air, group acquisitions manager for JD Sports Fashion, said: “We have had a very good initial response to our early bird gym membership offers and Huddersfield looks set to be a thriving fitness hub for the local community.

“We will offer the latest equipment and classes within our high-end environment, with the benefits of easy access and free parking”.

Eddisons Surveyor Matthew Jennings added: “We have been liaising with JD Gyms for a while and it is great to be able to help bring such a fantastic facility to Huddersfield. St Thomas Road is an excellent location, just half a mile from the city centre and with plenty of parking. Not surprisingly we have also had a great deal of interest in the remaining unit.”

Smart 4 director Oliver Church added: “The strength of Huddersfield as a prime location, and St Thomas Road in particular, is underlined not only by JD Gyms taking a new lease, but also by both Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos committing to their futures in the area by extending their lease terms.”

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