David Lloyd deal one step closer

Essex County Standard: David Lloyd deal one step closer David Lloyd deal one step closer

An upmarket gym is one step closer to coming to Colchester in a deal that could create more than 50 jobs.

At Monday night's cabinet meeting, councillors approved the deal in principle with David Lloyd Leisure Limited that would see a new club built near the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

The club would include tennis courts, a gym and swimming pool and it is hoped it would attract more businesses to the Northern Gateway area.

Colchester Council owns 40 hectares of the land there and is marketing it as a sports, leisure and business park.

Cabinet member Paul Smith said: "This is another area that has attracted a huge amount of inward investment into Colchester.

"It has to be something to do with the vision that this council has it can't just be sheer luck that all these companies want to invest in Colchester."

The area is considered to be a prime investment site with the A12 junction 28 opening three years ago, work underway on the North Approach Road to the train station and a park and ride scheme due to start in December.

Legal details will be finalised in the coming months followed by a public consultation and planning application.

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2:54pm Wed 19 Mar 14

seikothrill says...

Have I just read Colchester Council has done something correct for once and approved the new David Lloyd Centre
Have I just read Colchester Council has done something correct for once and approved the new David Lloyd Centre seikothrill
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3:07pm Wed 19 Mar 14

wearebeingwatched says...

seikothrill wrote:
Have I just read Colchester Council has done something correct for once and approved the new David Lloyd Centre
In principal, until the Nimby's get their say in the public consultation later in the year.
[quote][p][bold]seikothrill[/bold] wrote: Have I just read Colchester Council has done something correct for once and approved the new David Lloyd Centre[/p][/quote]In principal, until the Nimby's get their say in the public consultation later in the year. wearebeingwatched
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4:38pm Wed 19 Mar 14

seikothrill says...

wearebeingwatched wrote:
seikothrill wrote:
Have I just read Colchester Council has done something correct for once and approved the new David Lloyd Centre
In principal, until the Nimby's get their say in the public consultation later in the year.
But there are no houses near the proposed development which is being planned in a leisure development area
[quote][p][bold]wearebeingwatched[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]seikothrill[/bold] wrote: Have I just read Colchester Council has done something correct for once and approved the new David Lloyd Centre[/p][/quote]In principal, until the Nimby's get their say in the public consultation later in the year.[/p][/quote]But there are no houses near the proposed development which is being planned in a leisure development area seikothrill
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1:39am Thu 20 Mar 14

Boris says...

So one gym opens, and another one, near North Station, is likely to close. let's hope the staff there get first dibs at the jobs with David Lloyd.
I suppose the attraction for the David Lloyd company will be that they will have an ever-growing semi-captive pool of possible customers, given that it is so hard for anyone north of the railway to get to anywhere south of it.
So one gym opens, and another one, near North Station, is likely to close. let's hope the staff there get first dibs at the jobs with David Lloyd. I suppose the attraction for the David Lloyd company will be that they will have an ever-growing semi-captive pool of possible customers, given that it is so hard for anyone north of the railway to get to anywhere south of it. Boris
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