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No-frills gym opens on Boucher Road with 15-year lease

By Staff Reporter

Published 18/08/2015

The Boucher Road premises at Lesley Retail Park is PureGym’s third in Belfast
The Boucher Road premises at Lesley Retail Park is PureGym’s third in Belfast

No-frills fitness company PureGym is opening a new gym in south Belfast.

The Boucher Road premises at Lesley Retail Park is PureGym’s third in Belfast. Ryan McKenna of commercial property agents, McKibbin Commercial, negotiated the deal on behalf of the landlord.

It is replacing the old FitSpace gym, which used to trade at the 14,500 sq ft site. A spokesman for McKibbin said PureGym had signed a 15-year lease, “which shows confidence in their brand and the Belfast market”.

The site is currently being fitted out. 

PureGym already has premises in St Anne’s Square and Adelaide Street in the city.

PureGym property director, Angela Crawshaw, said: “We’re delighted to be expanding in Northern Ireland, with this gym taking our total number of sites in Northern Ireland to six.

“The PureGym Belfast Boucher Road will provide local residents with a fully-equipped gym that offers not only exceptional value for money at an affordable price, but membership without a contract that ties you in for a long period of time.

“We are also continually looking for new opportunities to bring affordable fitness to Northern Ireland and expect more PureGym sites to follow soon.”

There are three other PureGyms throughout Northern Ireland, in Newtownabbey, Londonderry and Bangor.

PureGym and The Gym Group abandoned merger talks last year.  The two wanted to create a new low-cost player, but ditched the deal because of the length of inquiry required by the Competition Commission.

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