December 5 2013 Latest news:
by Imogen Blake
Friday, September 6, 2013
A Primrose Hill yoga centre popular with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law could be forced to relocate as part of plans to redevelop the building.
Triyoga has been housed at a site in Erskine Road for 13 years and was the first of four centres in exclusive locations around the capital.
But the yoga, Pilates and treatment centre, which is reportedly a celebrity haven for stars like Kate Moss, Geri Halliwell and Sadie Frost, could be moving within the year when its lease expires.
Managing director and Triyoga founder Jonathan Sattin, of Millfield Lane, Highgate, said: “[The landlord] talked about redeveloping the site and told us he wanted us to stay. I’m not sure what’s changed.
“It’s disappointing, I had a good relationship with the landlord.
“I said to him, let’s have a dialogue to make sure we stay here two weeks ago, but I have had no response.”
Planning permission was granted in early 2012 to redevelop Triyoga’s building.
Mr Sattin said he was told by his landlord that Triyoga would remain at the site, potentially moving to the Leeder House office building.
But at a public meeting on development plans to turn Leeder House into a residential development, held at Primrose Hill Community Library on Tuesday, architects PKS Architects admitted it is unlikely that Triyoga could stay at the Erskine Road site.
Partner at PKS Architects Colin Erridge said: “This consultation is for a planning application for part of the site which does not include Triyoga. It’s between the managing director and the owner of the site to try to come to some sort of agreement.”
Landlord Matthew Storey, of Erskine Road, was one of dozens of angry residents, including “Queen of Shops” Mary Portas, at the consultation to comment on the plans.
He said: “The plans will affect every business in Primrose Hill.
“The footfall from Triyoga is important to us. Around 400 people come through Primrose Hill as a direct result of Triyoga being there.”
Mr Sattin said the move would impact the whole community.
“There are people who have moved to Primrose Hill because they want to be near Triyoga,” he said.
The landlord was unavailable for comment.