Property Agency

Gym group to create ‘mega gym’ after recent deal


Eddisons have agreed a deal to let a 22,000 sq ft unit, enabling JD Gyms to open a new ‘mega-gym’ in Huddersfield.

Acting with joint agents Smart 4 on behalf of Albion Land, Eddisons secured the deal at St Thomas Road in Huddersfield, and the site is due to open in January 2019.

This will be JD Gyms’ 21st fitness centre as the firm rolls out a series of super-size new gyms in cities across the north of England, Scotland and the Midlands.

Purpose-built as a leisure facility in the 1990s, the property is also home to Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos, and a further 14,000 sq ft unit remains available to let.

Eddisons Surveyor Matthew Jennings said: “We have been liaising with JD Gyms for a while and it is great to be able to help bring such a fantastic facility to Huddersfield. St Thomas Road is an excellent location, just half a mile from the city centre and with plenty of parking. Not surprisingly we have also had a great deal of interest in the remaining unit.”

James Air, group acquisitions manager for JD Sports Fashion, said: “We have had a very good initial response to our early bird gym membership offers and Huddersfield looks set to be a thriving fitness hub for the local community.

“We will offer the latest equipment and classes within our high-end environment, with the benefits of easy access and free parking”.

Smart 4 director Oliver Church added: “The strength of Huddersfield as a prime location, and St Thomas Road in particular, is underlined not only by JD Gyms taking a new lease, but also by both Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos committing to their futures in the area by extending their lease terms.”

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Written by: John Padgett on Monday 05/11/2018