Posted: Wed 22nd Dec 2021

Mold gym owner plans move to bigger premises to provide more services

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Dec 22nd, 2021

A Flintshire gym owner has entered plans to move to a larger premises to provide fitness facilities for a wider range of people. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Alex Austin currently runs a gym based in Mold and wants to relocate to an industrial unit on the Bromfield Industrial Estate. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The building on Stephen Gray Road was last used to sell second hand goods from house clearances but had stood empty for around 18 months. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mr Austin has now applied to Flintshire Council to change the use of the property for leisure purposes. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In documents submitted to the local authority, he said it would allow the business to provide more services, including free self-defence classes at weekends. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

He said: “We are currently a gym in Mold looking to relocate and expand while staying local to the residents of Mold and surrounding areas. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“This unit offers substantial parking for us and a bigger unit to offer more classes and services, including free self-defence classes on weekends with some local volunteer trainers, and an in-house sports therapist available for use. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“It will also help create five to six new full-time jobs along with two apprenticeships. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We have spoken with a high amount of current members who all agree a bigger premises with improved parking is needed. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Offering more services and appealing to a wider range of people will create a bigger friendly healthy environment for all.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mr Austin said local boxing trainers had also expressed an interest in providing classes from the gym. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Comments are currently being invited on the proposals via the council’s website with a decision expected at a later date. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Liam Randall – Local Democracy Reporter (more here). ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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