In the now bustling Robertson Street, Hastings town centre, we have secured planning permission to convert the five-storey building that previously housed Fluid nightclub into a stylish health club and juice bar with much improved, high quality accommodation.

The poorly laid out property currently comprises of a dancefloor in the basement, dancefloor and bar on the ground floor, toilets and staff area on the first floor, and one managers apartment on the top two floors.

Planning permission will see the building transform, brimming with accessible health and spa related activities. The three lower floors will turn into health club, with an open plan gym in the basement, a yoga studio, disabled persons gym and juice bar on the ground floor, and a Pilates studio, another yoga studio/treatment room, shower facilities and changing rooms on the first floor. There will be a significant transformation to the rear of the property and upper two floors in which two, two bedroom apartments will be created by extending outwards and upwards – far exceeding the client’s expectations in regards to gain of accommodation.

The property had its challenges. Careful consideration was made to the integration of access to the apartments through the gym so they had as little impact on the commercial space as possible. Also, the property lays in the heart of the Town centre conservation area, however, our vast experience of working on conservation projects brought a design that was harmonious and won the planners approval.

Not only will the sensitively designed new addition to the area be an asset but the granting of planning permission is a good win for both the community, who are looking forward to having a health club & juice bar in the Town centre, and for the client who has now doubled his accommodation and quality standard, ensuring a fully marketable product and a profitable project.

Existing rear elevation

Proposed rear elevation