Health and fitness club go-ahead for St James Dover
Planning permission has been granted by Dover District Council for a change of use to allow the creation of a 5,500-sq ft gym at St James Dover, the new 150,000-sq ft retail and leisure development in the heart of Dover, Kent. Anytime Fitness has signed up to operate the 24-hour a day health and fitness club, the first gym by a national health club brand in the town.
The phased opening of St James Dover will start from Friday 9th March, with stores and restaurants welcoming customers as individual tenants complete their fit-outs. Cineworld will be first, following during the course of March with Nando’s, Poundland, Travelodge and The Food Warehouse by Iceland.
Additionally, JLL has been appointed as retail property manager to handle day-to-day operational matters of the scheme which is 90 per cent, by floor area, pre-let or in solicitors’ hands, with a further 6,000 sq ft in negotiations.
Top retail brands at St James Dover include anchor stores Next and M&S Simply Food, plus Trespass, Poundland, Shoezone, Card Factory, Carphone Warehouse and Superdrug. As well as the Anytime Fitness and Travelodge, dining and leisure will include a 6-screen Cineworld, plus Nando’s and Costa Coffee.
Joint leasing agents for St James Dover are JLL and HRH.