City centre pub restaurant to become gym

A former Harvester pub in Nottingham is set to be turned into a gym

Harvester located near Castle Marina, Nottingham, closed its doors on 30th July last year. The building has remained empty ever since.

The unit was closed by the restaurant chain “after careful consideration” following a review of its eateries. A Mitchells & Butlers spokesman said: “We closed the Castle Marina Harvester on July 30. The decision was taken after careful consideration and as part of the continual review of our estate.”

The former Harvester building, at 14 Castle Bridge Road near the Castle Marina retail park, will be taken over by Wellcomm Health and Fitness, which was set up by a group of entrepreneurs led by chair Mike Dixon and CEO Alistair Firth to roll out the Orangetheory Fitness brand.

The company had previously pledged to open 40 new studios by 2028. Orangetheory launched its first studio in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2010.

Since then it has rapidly expanded to nearly 857 studios in 47 US states and 17 countries – with another 500 studios in the development pipeline. The franchise expects to reach 1,150 open studios in 2018.

Orangetheory is based on a 60-minute, five-zone, heart-rate monitored, interval training concept.

Nottingham Local News