Proposal for 24/7 Thamesmead Anytime Fitness gym

An application has been made to open an Anytime Fitness gym at the new Thamesmead development on the former Tavy Bridge site.

Permission for a gym is not needed, though what is required is approval if opening past 11pm.

The application states “the Proposed Development seeks approval of the unrestricted operation of the Site as a gymnasium (Use Class E(d)) for 24 hours, 7 days a week.”

On right in this view from Cygnet Square

The exact site is within units 7 – 8 Kestrel Court which sits between Cygnet Square and Harrow Manorway.

The planning application manages to get the town wrong as does their own website. It’s in Thamesmead. Is it ignorance? Ashamed of being in Thamesmead so trying to rebrand? Bit weird.

With 525 homes on their doorstep and Binsey Walk coming next door plus new towers near Abbey Wood station, operators will hope for a fair amount of foot traffic.

Binsey Walk plans next door

However other major nearby sites are vacant and look set to remain so for some time. Parking will be an issue given no car park exists alongside.

Anytime Fitness currently have gyms on Bexleyheath, Woolwich and Charlton amongst many others in London and beyond.

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5 thoughts on “Proposal for 24/7 Thamesmead Anytime Fitness gym

  • This is good news.
    I can’t find the previous planning application for the bar / pizza place for southmere. Do you know if that’s been withdrawn?

  • It looks like it’s been removed from the Bexley planning site. Rock Leopard Brewery have updates on their crowdfunding page, the latest one in June speaks of delays with their planning officers, and there are updates from the last 18mo speaking of issues with Peabody in signing off the commercial sites (which perhaps explains the empty units!).

  • I contacted Rock Leopard just a few weeks ago asking if it’s still going ahead and they confirmed it is, it’s just taking longer than planned. They said they’re hoping to get it over the line by Xmas.

  • Would be great to see, unfortunately most places including News Media are Ashamed to call it Thamesmead. If something happens they call it Southeast London and won’t call it by the location it’s in sadly.


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