Former pub Fusion, in Gloucester, could be turned into a gym
FROM pulling pints to pumping iron, a former pub in Gloucester city centre could be transformed into a gym and spa.
A planning application has been submitted to Gloucester City Council to transform Fusion, in Station Road, into a leisure facility.
The nightspot opened in 2009 after a revamp but it is believed to have been closed for some time.
The new proposals don't include any additional building work other than removing current fittings.
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Barry Leach, of Gloucester City Centre Community Partnership, has welcomed the plans despite having some concerns.
He said: "This building has opened and closed quite a lot over the years and we hope that this use will be the one that keeps it open and active.
"We will be expressing concerns over the number of parking spaces, there are only three.
"But it is great to see an empty building being brought into use.
"The city centre has gyms at GL1, the Quays and there is the Riverside gym too, so there are a few to choose from, but I assume the applicant has done their research."
The plans suggest the applicant, James George, is taking the old bar from the main room and filling the space with gym equipment.
Regular gym-goer Steve Nobes, 25, from Gloucester, is hoping the plans come to fruition.
He said: "I think it will be good for the city.
"There are quite a few gyms already, but competition is good. It seems more and more people are going to the gym so the market is definitely there."