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PLAN To Turn Vacant Parkhead Retail Park Premises Into 24-Hour Gym

A 24-HOUR gym/health and fitness centre is being proposed for a large empty shop unit in Glasgow’s East End.

The Gym has applied for permission to use the vacant Carpetright premises at Forge Retail Park, Parkhead.

A statement submitted with the planning application explains: “The Gym aim to increase access to health and fitness activities to a wide demographic within the local community to encourage and improve health by providing a low cost and flexible gym membership option. The Gym provides a high quality but cheaper option for health and fitness activity.

“The operation includes a range of cardio-vascular (rowing, running, cycling) and resistance (weights) equipment.

“It will provide a new facility for residents and employees that will complement nearby services and facilities.

“The Gym will need to install a mezzanine floor to get the area to meet the business and operational requirements.”

The proposal is pending assessment by city planners.