A kitchen showroom at a retail park in south Reading could become a 24/7 gym open the whole year round, under new plans submitted to the council.

Sorbon Estates is seeking to turn the Magnet Kitchen Showroom, Unit B1 Reading Link Retail Park, Rose Kiln Lane, into a non-stop gym.

The application seeks to remove a condition which prevents the unit from being open between 8pm and 7am.

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In a planning statement on behalf of Sorbon Estates, Kay Collins of Solve Planning writes: “The use, while 24 hours, is low impact in terms of activity and noise etc.

“There would be no staff on site after 10pm when users will access the gym using a fob.

“The gym will be secured with CCTV and panic buttons on site which will put people through to a call centre if there is an emergency.

“Parking for users will be within the car park as per normal operating times. This is at the front of the building.

“This will ensure that people entering and leaving the premises will not create disturbance for the residential properties on St. Saviours Road.”

The gym would be open 24/7 every day of the year.

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Ms Collins added: “This model has become increasingly popular in recent years to meet requirements for more flexibility of access beyond the usual peak gym hours.

“This does, however, remain a small proportion of gym use as no classes or organised sessions operate during the early morning or late night hours of opening.”