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PUREGYM: Taunton plans

PUREGYM: Taunton plans

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Somerset residents wishing to get in better shape could soon benefit from a new facility near the M5.

Puregym Ltd. has applied to create a new gym within the former PC World store on the Hankridge Farm Retail Park in Taunton.

The company – which runs dozens of gyms across the south west – intends to make various external alterations to the unit and install new cycle racks outside the front door.

Somerset West and Taunton Council is expected to make a decision on the plans later in the year.

Puregym currently operates gyms at two other locations in Somerset – the Clink Retail Park in Bridgwater, and the Gallagher Retail Park in Weston-super-Mare.

A third branch, on the Houndstone Retail Park in Yeovil, is due to open its doors in early-2022.

Members of the proposed Taunton gym will use the existing parking within the retail park, with cyclists being able to access the facility using the existing footbridge from Deane Gate Avenue over the A358 Toneway.

Jonathan Wadcock, director of Urban Agile Ltd. (representing the applicant), said the appearance of the new gym would designed to compliment the existing retail outlets, including The Range and Currys PC World.

He said: “The proposed external alterations are minor in nature and will not have any significant impacts on the appearance of the existing building.

“Alterations to the ‘shopfront’ will complement the existing design and will improve access, including for the mobility impaired.

“The proposed addition of six cycle stands will promote sustainable modes of transport.”

Puregym has not confirmed how many new jobs the Taunton gym would create, or how soon the new facility could open if plans are approved.

The council is anticipated to make a decision on the proposals before Christmas.

Words: Daniel Mumby, Local Democracy Reporter


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