A previously unused part of a Burton's The Octagon shopping centre is now up for let. The space is next to an area in the centre where a controversial plan for a new gym has been given the green light.
The Octagon shopping centre is now hoping to open part of its first floor which has previously never been used. It comes as it prepares to welcome an Xercise4Less gym to the venue on the first floor. The unused area fronts New Street in the town.
The gym was finally given approval earlier this year and has meant the departure of the remaining retailers on the first floor which has been struggling over the years due to a lack of passing footfall.
Now, as the shopping centre is preparing to welcome the gym, it is also looking to let out part of the first floor which was on the originally drawings when the centre was built but has never been opened up and used.
The gross internal is 8,327sq ft (773.58 sq metres) and the centre is asking for £50,000 rent a year.
There is dedicated access from the ground floor of the shopping centre to the unit. The first floor accommodation has been completed to a landlord's shell with concrete floor and block walls providing a lofty space. Dedicated car parking can be provided, said a spokesman for the centre.
The accommodation is principally planned upon the first floor but incorporates a small retail unit on to the pavement which will provide a reception and internal access to a staircase and lift to the first floor.