A former nightclub and pool hall in central Croydon is being turned into a new gym.

Pure Gym will now occupy the first floor of 12-20 Crown Hill, which is owned by Lipman Properties.

Leisure property specialists, Fleurets, managed the transition to allow Pure Gym to open the new facility.

Steven Lipman of Lipman Properties said: “Fleurets did a fantastic job securing Pure Gym’s interest. We are delighted to have the market leader as our tenant.”

Philip Smith, of Fleurets, who brokered the transaction, said: “It's been a great experience dealing with the team at Pure Gym.

“I am really pleased that the property will be put to such a positive use and we are all excited to see the finished product.”

Pure Gym has more than 190 bases across the UK and is planning on launching the new Croydon fitness centre in early 2018.

The gym will be located next door to adult entertainment venue Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club.