PLANNERS have agreed that a large empty shop unit in Glasgow’s East End can be turned into a 24-hour gym/health and fitness centre.
The Gym has been given permission by Glasgow City officials to use the vacant Carpetright premises at Forge Retail Park, Parkhead.
A statement submitted with the planning application explained: “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.”