A former office building in Wrexham could be turned into a fitness centre under new proposals which have been put forward.

A planning application has been submitted to Wrexham Council to change the use of a property located at the old Royal Observer Corps site in Borras.

NB Fitness and Wellness Centre Ltd is behind the scheme to convert the building on Borras Road, which is known as Clarity House.

The company's owner said it would be used to host fitness classes aimed at people who lack confidence in going to a normal gym.

In supporting documents entered with the local authority, they said: “The purpose of NB Fitness and Wellness Centre is for the community to enjoy fitness for all ages.

“NB Fitness is not a gym and existing offices six, seven and eight will be a fitness hall to welcome all age groups to take part in fitness classes only.

“I've worked in gyms and the amount of people that have approached myself with lack of self-esteem and no confidence in the gym environment.

“It's not just females that feel self-conscious walking in the gym, it's also males.

“I'm a great believer in fitness and wellness and it would be a beneficial for Wrexham to have a community fitness centre for all.”

According to the proposals, a range of classes would be held at the centre, including one aimed at women going through the menopause.

Other sessions would cater for beginners who have never been to a gym and adults aged 60 and over.

The plans show the external appearance of the building will remain the same, with only minor changes proposed internally.

To minimise the amount of traffic to the site, the owner said there will be at least half an hour between classes with most booked via an only system.

The council is expected to make a decision on the application at a later date.