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Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production

Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production

My gym is in an industrial unit   38% (30)
My gym is not in an industrial unit but there are similar gyms locally   32% (25)
There are no gyms in industrial units in my city/town   28% (22)

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2008/05/15 11:44:34 (permalink)

Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production

I am putting together an application to move my gym from its current location to a snazzier unit closer to town, which a mate owns and which is better suited to both being a gym and to getting more passing trade. It's on an accessible industrial estate and looks the absolute nuts compared to where we are now.

80% of the planning application work is done but my surveyor reckons some statistics on gyms located in industrial units would be a good idea.

So, help a wee Righty out by doing this poll, if you'd be so kind.

Thanks one and all.
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    RE: Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production 2008/05/15 11:47:10 (permalink)
    my MMA gym is in an industrial unit, they are upgrading too so its huuuuuge.
    room for a cage, boxing ring, wreslting mats, bag area etc.

    downside is that its gated access and we have to wait for people to badge us in the gate

    for a gym to be in an industrial area, sweet for me but maybe out of sight of passers by?

    "have you been to 'x' gym, its great"

    no where is it

    etc

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    RE: Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production 2008/05/15 11:49:10 (permalink)
    My Gym is and its means that people are on site till late which adds to security for the other units,it also means they can be loud or whatever with no problems,
    maybe offer a reduction for units on the park and be happy to take any parcels in etc for the others in a bid too build rapport.
    ,maybe also look at stats for other things to do within say 11/2mile radius,if the surrounding area is short on recreation it may help your application\best of luck
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    RE: Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production 2008/05/15 11:50:32 (permalink)
    Good luck with it mate.
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    RE: Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production 2008/05/15 11:50:51 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: knoxville
    and be happy to take any parcels in etc for the others in a bid too build rapport.

    Good idea mate. Didn't think of that one.
    Fingers crossed on this new unit - it's the utter nuts. If we get it, I'll be getting another 20 cardio pieces and 20 machines in, too.

    Ah, the power of having rich mates.
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    RE: Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production 2008/05/15 11:53:12 (permalink)
    Where abouts is the unit mate? ? ?
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    RE: Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production 2008/05/15 11:53:24 (permalink)
    where in the world are you righty? I would love to come to your gym just to laugh at the idiots you seem to have as memebers.
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    RE: Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production 2008/05/15 11:53:43 (permalink)
    My gym is an industrial unit.

    The council had no objections but wanted £5k for the change of use. The only issue I had was the other units complaining about parking but that was sorted v quickly.

    Occasionally the councils might want to keep industrial areas purely industrial but that's normally if there arent many about.
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    RE: Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production 2008/05/15 11:53:58 (permalink)
    if it goes ahead why not,have a few strong men and local celebs boxers ,footie etc ,raffle off a free years membership with the price of the tickets being £5 ,money going to local kids hospital,local papers then give you loads of good free press
    free work out day for anyone and really push the place in its opening month,ok youll get a lot of plonkers but you will get some who show up and like a real atmos and stay.
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    RE: Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production 2008/05/15 11:55:59 (permalink)
    Also have a get a mate to join and get a month free promo or something
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    RE: Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production 2008/05/15 12:02:56 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: pottsy TNT

    My gym is an industrial unit.

    The council had no objections but wanted £5k for the change of use. The only issue I had was the other units complaining about parking but that was sorted v quickly.

    Occasionally the councils might want to keep industrial areas purely industrial but that's normally if there arent many about.


    Five K - why? What was the money for?

     
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    RE: Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production 2008/05/15 12:05:01 (permalink)
    A new one is has just opened near us , as they were potentially direct competition we kept a close eye on the planning details

    At one point it was looking like the council were not going to grant change of use , on the ground that they did not want to encourage businesses of a leisure nature onto that particular industrial estate - but in the end they did grant it

    Every council is different though
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    RE: Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production 2008/05/15 12:11:55 (permalink)
    The 5k was for whats called a section 105 agreement. Apparently it's a contribution towards the extra use of council resources and increase in traffic in the area, although the guy i spoke to couldnt give me any info on it.

    Load of rubbish if you ask me, got out of paying though because we have a council funded boxing club as part of the gym, so it was waived as it would just be one department giving the money to another one
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    RE: Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production 2008/05/15 12:15:50 (permalink)
    Sounds like a crock and I'm glad you didn't have to pay. We had an officer from the local council suggest it recently after a noise complaint by a neighbor. He talked about retrospective planning permission. Basically we use part of the leased industrial unit we have as the strongman gym mentioned elsewhere. Lads that use it contribute towards it's running but it's not a proper commercial gym nor can anyone use it. The actual stated use is 'storage/workshop'. I pointed out that the (at most) 16 hours a week it might be used for training would be less than a workshop and so the intended use would make more noise for longer. The storage portion and regs we're ok on obviously.

     
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    RE: Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production 2008/05/15 12:21:07 (permalink)
    A friend of mine opened a gym just down the road from me and had to pay 12K as there is no parking facility at all and it is on a v busy road full of shops and takeaways.

    he paid it.
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    RE: Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production 2008/05/15 12:27:01 (permalink)
    If we ever went down that route we have the only off street parking in Hopewell Street (where were based). There is no other off street parking whatsoever. 12k... **** that!

     
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    RE: Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production 2008/05/15 12:42:27 (permalink)
    The gym I use in part of a huge factory complex with us on in the basement and a knitwear manufaturer on top. Infact IIRC nearly all the "proper" gyms in Leicester are in industrial units or converted factorys.

    Only council places and the health clubs in purpose built propertys.

    I'm here to attain not maintain
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    RE: Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production 2008/05/15 12:52:59 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: pottsy TNT

    The 5k was for whats called a section 105 agreement. Apparently it's a contribution towards the extra use of council resources and increase in traffic in the area, although the guy i spoke to couldnt give me any info on it.

    Load of rubbish if you ask me, got out of paying though because we have a council funded boxing club as part of the gym, so it was waived as it would just be one department giving the money to another one

    They shafted you mate. The only extra council resource drain is rubbish - and you pay according to the amount generated here as an extra - it's not even included in the business rates.
    Are they trying to say 100 cars would wear the road mkore than 10 lorries if it had the usual warehousing consent?
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    RE: Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production 2008/05/15 13:34:09 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: rightyho


    ORIGINAL: pottsy TNT

    The 5k was for whats called a section 105 agreement. Apparently it's a contribution towards the extra use of council resources and increase in traffic in the area, although the guy i spoke to couldnt give me any info on it.

    Load of rubbish if you ask me, got out of paying though because we have a council funded boxing club as part of the gym, so it was waived as it would just be one department giving the money to another one

    They shafted you mate. The only extra council resource drain is rubbish - and you pay according to the amount generated here as an extra - it's not even included in the business rates.
    Are they trying to say 100 cars would wear the road mkore than 10 lorries if it had the usual warehousing consent?


    So true. I top up our bin with house waste and it goes outside my place opposite. Mind you the rates on the house are dearer than the unit - robbing rat bags. But paying yet more for commercial waste collection - no thanks.

     
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    RE: Gyms in industrial units - a Righty is moving his gym production 2008/05/15 14:07:43 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: knoxville

    Also have a get a mate to join and get a month free promo or something

    they have this at my gym every friend that you reccomend signs up you get 1 month free membership

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