New health, well-being and business centre

LEANNE House granby

Published at 7:31am 13th April 2017.

£1M plans have been submitted to WDDC for the development at the Granby Industrial Estate.

A new health, wellbeing and business centre could bring dozens of jobs in Weymouth.

£1M plans have been submitted to the council for the development at the Granby Industrial Estate.

It would see the existing office space at Leanne House in Avon Close being turned into a modern gym.

Mickey Jones is Chief Executive of DJ Property, who are behind the plans.

He said: "Leanne House is currently a substantial vacant office building and not required by the market in its current format. 

"BAE occupied parts of the building until September 2016, when they relocated to space at the Weymouth & Portland Land Registry. 

"It is our intention to substantially modernise this prime employment site by transforming the current tired offices into a high quality gymnasium, with supporting health and well-being businesses and accompanied by high specification office space."

The planning application seeks a change of use that will enable the transformation of Leanne House from a dated, redundant office block into a high quality health and well-being centre which will be supported by complimentary service space and flexible business suites.  The building also benefits from over 150 car parking spaces and is located by the Jurassic Cycleway which joins Weymouth to Chickerell and located near to frequently serviced bus routes.

Mr Jones went on to say; “ DJ Property intend to develop a combined well-being and workspace centre which will serve the existing Granby estate work force and expanding local community of Chickerell, Southill and Weymouth.   Many local large employers are offering wellness and fitness options into their recruitment packages in a bid to attract the very best employees.  The proposed new complex will be of high quality construction and with flexible opening hours.  This facility will make the Avon Close area of the Granby Industrial Estate more attractive to new and expanding businesses.”

The new centre will also include a crèche and other support services which will be accessible to non-gym members. 

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