Possible New Gym in Hamsey Green
28/06/2018 14:51:00......Posted by Yvette Hopley
We have received the following correspondence from the planning department in relation to the use of the ground floor at the new development, next door to the Co-op If you have any queries or would like to lodge comments please do so and refer to Application: 18/02393/FUL Location: 359 - 367 Limpsfield Road, South Croydon, CR2 9BY. Details of Application: Use of ground floor commercial unit as gym (Class D2) with opening hours 6am-9pm Monday to Friday.
The council details are: Phone: 020 8726 6800 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The letter from the commercial agency states:
RE: Commercial Unit at Limpsfield Road Croydon CR2
We act on behalf of the Landlord, Queensbury Investments Ltd, of the ground floor commercial element of the above scheme, and confirm that we have exchanged an Agreement to Lease with a tenant, which is subject to the hours of use being varied as per the planning application which you have submitted on behalf of our mutual client. You have asked for some further background information, which we can confirm as follows:
The commercial unit benefits from a range of uses, A1, A2, A3, D1, D2 & B1. The unit has been marketed extensively for over 9 months by our company and 2 other agents, James Commercial and Stile Harold Williams.
Due to the unit forming part of a residential led mixed use scheme, the lease restricts a number of activities / operations from taking place to ensure that the use is compatible with the residential element. Therefore, whilst the planning uses are wide, the actual uses permitted by the freeholder is more restrictive.
Efforts were made to secure a convenience store, however the neighbouring Co-Op is too dominant and none of their competitors wished to take a store.
We were delighted to receive interest from the proposed tenant, as this is a very compatible use for the wider scheme, and we have worked with them to design the fit out of what will be a fantastic addition to the area.
HARD Fitness is a well-established, goal specific personal training facility, delivering professional level fitness, hydration and nutritional education to private clients. They operate under brands HARD Fitness & Dynamo Boxing.
They currently operate from two locations in East Grinstead and Central Croydon, and due to success and ongoing demand, are opening a third site at the subject property, which would be branded as HARD Fitness.
The existing site in East Grinstead forms part of a mixed-use development with residential accommodation above, and the use has worked well and compliments the overall development.
The new unit will be fitted out to a high quality including all necessary sound insulation, and will operate between the hours of 6am - 9pm on Monday to Friday.
Sessions are carried out by private appointment only, and typically there will be no more than 10 people within the premises at any one time. The premises has 7 dedicated parking spaces ensuring that there is no impact on local parking / transport.
The planning application to vary the opening hours to 6am as appose to 7am is to allow appointments to take place before clients go to work, and this is typical of this type of operation, and is essential for the business to be competitive with other similar businesses.
The intention is to be ready to open the facility in line with practical completion of the development in October 2018.
As a gesture of goodwill, HARD Fitness are pleased to offer a complimentary session to each household within the new scheme.
We can confirm that extensive consultation has taken place with Optivo Housing Association, who are the freeholder to the wider scheme, who are supportive of the use on the basis that it would be compatible with their overall development.
We feel that HARD Fitness will be an excellent addition to the overall scheme, being a highly compatible neighbour and one which promotes well-being and health.
All parties are keen to see this happen, providing the hours of use can be changed to suit the operational requirements of the Tenant.
Joe Goldsmith Commercial Agency email@example.com.
The site is right next door to Hamsey Green Pond which is not looking its best. We hope to work with the contractor to improve the biodiversity of the pond which needs de-silting.