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Gym plan for former Argos in Finchley Road blocked

Camden Council says big unit must be preserved for retail

22 February, 2019

COUNCIL planners have blocked a bid to convert a closed down Argos into a new gym.

Officers in Camden’s planning department ruled the catalogue company’s former branch in Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage, needed to be protected for retail.

The PureGym chain, which has a string of sites across London, including centres in Camden Town and Holborn, had filed plans for a 24-hour gym.

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