Halifax Plaza opening is just around the corner

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A 24-hour gymnasium looks set to become a key feature of Halifax’s Broad Street Plaza.

Pure Gym has been given approval to put up signs and logos.

The company was set up in 2009 and has more than 30 outlets throughout the country including London, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester.

Each gym contains the latest equipment including cardio vascular and body core platforms, weights, treadmills, indoor cycles, rowing machines and steppers.

It is two years since work began on the £50 million Broad Street Plaza and it is expected to open in June.

The biggest attraction will be the Vue multi-screen cinema. There is also a 100-bed Premier Inn hotel and restaurant, a 400-space multi-storey car park and a variety of eateries, including Frankie & Benny’s, Pizza Express, Nando’s and J. D. Wetherspoon’s.

NHS Calderdale is setting up a health centre on the site to replace the nearby Laura Mitchell Clinic and Calderdale Council is taking space for a customer services office to replace the facilities at Northgate House.

A ten pin bowling alley had been planned but the operators withdrew last year.

The developers, Gregory Projects, estimate that 220 people will eventually work in the various businesses at the plaza which could be worth about £8 million to the local economy.

Michay Matthews, the manager of Marketing Halifax, said: “It will be a fantastic boost for the town’s night life and should substantially increase the footfall at that end of the town.”