A derelict industrial building has been transformed into a 24-hour gym.

Platinum Health and Fitness has relocated from Quarry Road to open its new site in Avis Way, Newhaven.

With more space, the gym now has 200 piece of equipment and there are six new jobs.

The gym received £25,000 from the Newhaven Enterprise Zone fund.

Corinne Day, programme director, Newhaven Enterprise Zone, said: “We cannot wait to watch Platinum Health and Fitness’ business grow in this new location.

“This will make the Avis Way Industrial Estate an even more attractive place to base a business and will be a fantastic boost for health and fitness in the town.

“Businesses can still apply for funding from Newhaven Enterprise Zone for grants of up to £25,000 to revitalise empty commercial buildings and we look forward to helping more companies to expand and provide more jobs.”

Platinum Health and Fitness needed to move due to plans to build 400 homes on its old side in Quarry Road.

The Argus: The Platinum Health and Fitness teamThe Platinum Health and Fitness team (Image: Newhaven Enterprise Zone)

The new site will offer 12-month contracts for £38 a month and concession memberships for £30 a month for under 18s, over 65s, NHS workers and students.

The gym is open for 24 hours to members only.

Visitors will have access to a full range of free weights, cardio and weight machines, a sauna and sunbeds, as well as classes, an ice bath and a creche, with the gym spread across two floors.

Sessions at the creche will cost £4 and it will open from 9am to 12 noon.

It also features red and white LED lighting and air conditioning to maintain the gym at a constant and comfortable 18C.

Richard Munday, managing director at Platinum Health and Fitness, said: “Our new gym is going to be ten times better. It will be easier for people to get to and the creche facilities will mean busy parents will be able to find the time to work out.

“We will be the only 24-hour gym between Brighton and Eastbourne with one of the biggest ranges of equipment around.”