Mydentist plans to open branch in former Durham pilates studio

A former gym space in Durham City could reopen as a dental practice under new proposals lodged with Durham County Council.

Tuesday, 1st October 2019, 4:22 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd October 2019, 11:36 am
Caption: 1A Hawthorn Terrace, Durham City Picture: Google (2018)

In September, plans were submitted for 1A Hawthorn Terrace which formerly housed a gym and pilates studio.

The ‘change of use’ bid, from dental care firm ‘Mydentist’, aims to transform the site into a local practice.

The company claims to be the largest dental care provider in Europe with more than 600 practices and is based in Kearsley, near Bolton.

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Floor plans submitted to the council also give a sneak peek of facilities planned for the building.

This includes a main surgery space, polyclinic, oral hygiene, scanning facilities, staff rooms and large reception lobby.

According to planning documents, the development could create up to 12 jobs – eight full-time and four part-time.

Proposed opening hours also include 8am-8pm, Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturdays.

However, it is unclear whether the practice plans to operate on Sundays.

A final decision on the dental practice is expected by the end of November following a period of public consultation.

Comments can be made in writing to the council by Monday, October 14.

For more information, visit Durham County Council’s ‘planning portal’ and search reference number: DM/19/02976/FPA