One of Huddersfield’s landmark sites is to have a new £3 million health and fitness centre – including a 20 metre swimming pool.

DW Sports Fitness are set to open the club on Wakefield Road which would create 25 to 30 jobs.

Work will start imminently with the club due to open in December.

That is the site of the former BMW garage which has now moved to Leeds Road.

DW says the facilities will be unsurpassed and residents are in for a major treat.

And the move comes as Kirklees Council is building a new sports centre for the town just off the ring road at Springwood.

The new DW club will consist of a top notch gym with all the latest Technogym equipment, free weights and a training area.

There will also be an ‘intimately lit’ swimming pool with steam room and spa pools, as well as luxurious changing rooms.

Members can also join in a range of group exercise classes in the air-conditioned studios.

A spokesman for the chain said: “We are delighted to announce the opening of a new DW Fitness Club in Huddersfield.

“It is a fantastic area that is thriving at the moment and we feel we can offer the residents of Huddersfield a new sporting experience unlike any other in the area.”

Former BMW garage on Wakefield Road in Moldgreen
Former BMW garage on Wakefield Road in Moldgreen
 

DW Sports Fitness was set up in 2009 after Dave Whelan (inset), the Wigan Football Club chairman, bought the JJB fitness clubs and adjoining sports stores.

The chain has prospered mightily since its opening, with Huddersfield due to become the 69th fitness club in the chain.

Others in Yorkshire include Halifax, Leeds and Barnsley.

Last month the Examiner reported that planning permission was being sought from Kirklees Council for a change of use at the Almondbury site.

In its application the company said it would operate seven days a week from 6.30am to 10pm weekdays and 8am to 10pm on weekends.

Membership prices would vary between £28 and £38 per month.

The gleaming work out room at the new fitness club
The gleaming work out room at the new fitness club