Gym plan for Cloisters in Friars Square

Cloisters indoor market shut two years ago
Cloisters indoor market shut two years ago

The old Cloisters indoor market in Friars Square will be turned into a state-of-the-art 24/7 gym for early next year if plans get the go-ahead.

Rush Fitness has agreed terms with the Aylesbury shopping centre to take the 12,000 sq ft site of currently vacant space.

Friars Square centre manager Andy Margieson said he is ‘delighted’ with the plans.

He said: “Terms have been agreed with an operator for the gym which is scheduled to go live concurrently with the residential completion (above the shopping centre) in early 2015 and will offer users 24 hour access to the very latest fitness and leisure technologies.

“The reconfiguration of the old AVDC offices into residential accommodation is also now well underway, with completion scheduled for February 2015.

“So these developments mark the next phase in our ongoing investment and enhancement of Aylesbury as a modern and vibrant retail and leisure destination.”

Cloisters, also known as the underground market, shut down in the spring of 2012 and has since only been used as storage space for H&M.

Rush Fitness currently has just two gyms nationwide, in Uxbridge and Southend.