Turf cutting at Kingsway as construction begins on a new Pure Gym and B&M Home Store with Garden Centre. Headlines Health & Fitness Retail 

Gloucester: gym, superstore and garden centre on old RAF site

Construction has begun on a new gym and superstore at a site just south of Gloucester which will create 60 jobs. Developer Robert Hitchins Ltd is behind the plans to bring Pure Gym and a B&M Home Store with Garden Centre to the three-acre brownfield site in Newhaven Road, Kingsway. Construction has begun on a new 47,000 sq ft retail and leisure scheme at Kingsway in Gloucester, which will include 205 parking spaces. Michael Plimmer, Senior development manager for Robert Hitchins Ltd, said: “This development will not only regenerate a…

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The Grey Street view of the planned Malhotra Group hotel (Image- Space Architects--Malhotra Plc) Health & Fitness Hotels & Casinos 

Newcastle: £30m hotel plans include rooftop pool, bars and clubs

Plans to create a £30m luxury hotel and leisure development in the heart of Newcastle, complete with a rooftop swimming pool and several terraces, bars and restaurants, have been sent to planners. The Malhotra Group first unveiled plans to open a hotel coined The Dorchester of the North around 10 years ago, and received planning permission several years ago. That permission has since expired, but the Newcastle care, leisure and property group has in recent years carried out a spending spree in the city centre, buying up numerous properties which…

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Biodiversity theme for planned South Dublin leisure scheme

The property developer and investor Paddy McKillen Jr has lodged plans to develop a five-floor interpretive centre and leisure facilities at the edge of a nature reserve at Booterstown marsh in south Dublin. The plan for the site, which was acquired by McKillen’s father Paddy McKillen Sr in 2014, includes a spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and gym facilities. The biodiversity-themed circular building would have a central garden and also include a cafe, creche and outdoor terraces overlooking the nature reserve. McKillen Sr paid €1m for the site more…

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