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Les Mills to open Britomart branch

Gym chain Les Mills has signed a twenty year lease for its new branch at downtown Auckland's Britomart precinct, due to be open by April next year.Located at the old Oriental Markets site, the 2000sq m gym will be the chain's second central city outlet in

Jazial Crossley
Tue, 02 Mar 2010

Gym chain Les Mills has signed a twenty year lease for its new branch at downtown Auckland’s Britomart precinct, due to be open by April next year.

Located at the old Oriental Markets site, the 2000sq m gym will be the chain’s second central city outlet in addition to its flagship Victoria St facilities.

Billed as a “luxury fitness club”, the gym will open at the same time as the nearby East Complex tenanted by Southern Cross Medical Care Society, Westpac and Ernst & Young in April 2011. By that time 3500 people will be working in Britomart.

“Britomart is an excellent location for our newest club and completes the first step in our growth strategy. Auckland is a dynamic and exciting city and the central city has been an area of interest for us for many years – we just needed the right site,” Les Mills chief executive Reece Zondag said.

“Our Britomart facility will be a luxury concept club with a stunning interior fitout as well as all the latest fitness technology and equipment. And there’ll be plenty of convenient parking in the same building for members while they work out.”

The building will have 1250 car parks. A 700sq m retail space is also situated in the building, which Britomart is marketing for a health and fitness related tenant.

In December NBR reported that Les Mills had purchased a Khyber Pass property which it intended to develop into another fitness club branch.

Architects Warren & Mahoney are designing plans for that facility, and no opening date has been set.

Jazial Crossley
Tue, 02 Mar 2010
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