Signs proposal gives first glimpse of how national chain’s new 24-hour gym in Exmouth could look

National chain The Gym has revealed a first glimpse of how its 24-hour fitness hub in Exmouth could look – with proposals for signage on the site. 

The budget operator is set to open a new branch at the former Carpetright store on the Liverton Business Park.

It scored planning permission for a change of use at the premises in February.

Proposals included a 3,000sq ft mezzanine level to nearly double the space available in the currently-vacant building.

Now a further application has been submitted for six illuminated signs for the gym.

Artist's impressions of how The Gym on the Liverton Business Park in Exeter could look. Images: The Gym

Artist’s impressions of how The Gym on the Liverton Business Park in Exeter could look. Images: The Gym

Artist's impressions of how The Gym on the Liverton Business Park in Exeter could look. Images: The Gym

Artist’s impressions of how The Gym on the Liverton Business Park in Exeter could look. Images: The Gym

The fitness hub will create 15 full-time jobs and be open day and night, seven days a week, including bank holidays.

It will feature a wide range of cardio-vascular rowing, running and cycling machines and resistance weights equipment.

Changing rooms, an office, store and entrance lobby will also be created under the already-approved plans.

The Gym already operates in 160 locations across the country in places such as Bournemouth, Bristol, Exeter, London, Manchester, Plymouth, Reading and Southampton.

Artist's impressions of how The Gym on the Liverton Business Park in Exeter could look. Images: The Gym

Artist’s impressions of how The Gym on the Liverton Business Park in Exeter could look. Images: The Gym

Artist's impressions of how The Gym on the Liverton Business Park in Exeter could look. Images: The Gym

Artist’s impressions of how The Gym on the Liverton Business Park in Exeter could look. Images: The Gym

The firm describes itself as a ‘budget operator’ which provides ‘a high-quality but cheaper option’ for health and fitness activity.

It says, on average, 35 per cent of its members have not been to a gym before.

Carpetright’s Exmouth store shut last year after the retailer cut 300 jobs and closed a total of 92 outlets across the country.

The site has 17 car parking spaces.

Council planning chiefs will decide the fate of the planning application for the five internally illuminated fascia signs and one internally illuminated totem sign at a later date.

‘Don’t delay’ – Volunteers needed now to join Exmouth Covid-19 support group for town’s vulnerable

About Author