Gym plan for McDonald’s site
ANEW gym could be set to open in Merseyside – above a McDonald’s.
The site formerly belonging to MJ’s Steakhouse in Formby could soon be converted into a new branch of McDonald’s, and plans have been submitted to turn the first floor into a gymnasium.
The proposals, submitted by KPFF Limited, states: “It is envisaged that the ground floor of the application premises will remain in use as a cafe/restaurant and drive-through.”
MJ’s 24-hour drive through, which was a 250-seater restaurant, unexpectedly closed its doors in 2016.
The venue proved popular with local people offering a breakfast and evening menu of steaks, chicken and lamb dishes as well as a number of entertainment nights for locals.
If both plans are approved, the site will consist of a ground floor McDonald’s with a drivethrough and a first floor fitness centre.
The gym would create six jobs, while McDonalds would create 65.
Twenty of the site’s parking spaces would be reserved for gym users, while the remaining 44 would be allocated to diners.
KPFF Ltd says that while there is already a number of gyms in the local area, a new fitness centre would “improve choice in the market and complement the existing offer”.
A McDonald’s spokesperson: “We can confirm that we have submitted a planning application for a new Drive Thru restaurant in Formby and look forward to working with the council on our plans.”
Plans have been submitted to turn the first floor of the former MJ’s Steakhouse in Formby into a gym
McDonald’s plans to open a drive-through