Application submitted to turn empty Letchworth warehouse into gym
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An application to turn a storage unit into a gym has been submitted.
Fitness Hub wants to turn the unit, in Halyard House on Works Road, Letchworth GC into a gym featuring a cross-fit area and a studio.
The unit, adjacent to Wonderland Day Nursery, has been empty for four years and was previously used as a warehouse.
A document supporting the application, submitted to North Herts District Council, said: “Many other old industrial buildings adjoining or close by have already been subject to change of use providing a far more commercial feel to the area in general.
“The refurbishment of the existing building and conversion will retain the amenity of the property and the use intended will return the building to enjoy vibrancy with harmony to the adjoining other uses.”
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It added: “The development is in keeping with its surroundings in respect of design, materials, layout, height and scale and the scheme respects the architectural language of the surrounding buildings, making only minor external changes and providing contribution to the character and appearance of the area.
“The change of use of the building to D2 (Fitness Training Centre) use will not have a detrimental affect on local employment or general amenity of te adjoining properties. Highway traffic to and fro from the site will not cause undue complication, and is expected to revive this particular commercial area.
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“Due to the modest scale of the development there is not expected to be any significant impact upon local services.
“Employment is modest but is however likely to improve far beyond the temporary storage use that presently occupies the building. Initially there are to be two full time personnel together with approximately four to six part time employees as a result of the development and those person employed would be of a local nature.