The urban village concept of Castleward is starting to become fully realised with the introduction of two new businesses.
Bondholder Compendium Living, developer of Castleward, has welcomed 24 hour gym provider Anytime Fitness to the development.
Due to open in late December or early January on Compendium Living’s £100 million regeneration scheme to have been let.
The new 3778 sq ft gym will accommodate up to 1300 members and provide all brand new, state of the art equipment as well as a full timetable of classes.
Ian Woodland, Project Manager for Compendium Living, said, “This is an important milestone for Castleward as both the residential and now the commercial elements come to life. We are delighted to have such a well-recognised name as Anytime Fitness providing a real asset to the area”.
Maxine Sharman, Manager at Anytime Fitness Derby Central, said, “This is a flagship outlet for us and we are delighted to be one of the first businesses to open at this prestigious site.
“We aim to provide a friendly and welcoming environment for our members who will be able to work out safely at anytime to suit their lifestyle night or day.”
Anytime Fitness is joined by Boulevard, a new beauty salon, which has already opened its doors to the public.
The business has has created five new jobs: one barber, two stylists and two beauty therapists, and boasts two treatment rooms, as well as the main salon area.
Katerina Christodoulou, Owner of Boulevard, said: "Castleward is an exciting, up and coming area. The amount of footfall the boulevard attracts is great and although we have only been open a couple of days business has been brisk."