Wellbridge Athletic Club & Spa has requested a conditional use permit to move from its current location into Centene Corporation’s headquarters in downtown Clayton.
According to new applications filed with the city of Clayton Tuesday, Wellbridge plans to move from its current location at 7620 Forsyth Blvd., into a 40,000 square-foot space at 7676 Forsyth, which is part of Centene’s $770 million expansion.
The Clayton Plan Commission and Architectural Review Board is expected to conduct a complete review of the proposed project at 5:30 p.m. during its May 7 meeting.
Plans said the construction of the new athletic club will be done by Nama Partners, based in Colorado, and Clayco. The application also states that both companies expect construction to be completed by the end of summer 2018.
The plans, submitted by Ken Manssouri a partner with Nama on behalf of Wellbridge, call for the new location to sit on the second and third floors of the expansion project.
Based in Denver, Colorado, Wellbridge owns and manages 20 athletic and tennis clubs and spas across the United States. Wellbridge has developed an exclusive approach to combining fitness and wellness that caters to every way of life.
The new Wellbridge facility in Clayton will include a spa, six boutique studios, a cafe and indoor pool, along with two whirlpools and two saunas. The second floor will include a daycare center, locker and shower facilities and a natatorium. Pilates and yoga studios will also be on the second floor next to the day spa.
A juice bar and welcome center, Energy Cafe, will provide a “resting transition area” at the center of all activities, allowing patrons to recuperate and take time off from their exercise.
The third floor will consist of a vestibule that leads to various group exercise studios, including Spin Concept at the north and northwest corner of the building. A hot yoga studio will be available at the southeast corner of the building. Other studios will include a free weight exercise area and a functional training with cardio area.
Wellbridge is just one of many businesses involved in Centene’s expansion project.
According to the company’s website, Centene’s expansion will create 2,000 jobs, half of which will be new to Missouri, with annual salaries averaging $73,000, plus benefits.
The expansion includes parking garages, residential units, a hotel and civic auditorium, and multiple office towers.
The project’s first stage, which is slated to be completed in 2019, includes a 600,000-square-foot office tower with a parking garage adjacent to Centene’s headquarters on Forsyth Blvd.
For more information, visit the city’s development news page.