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Topnotch Hlth Clubs (THC)


Monday 13 November, 2000

Topnotch Hlth Clubs

Re Agreements

Topnotch Health Clubs PLC
13 November 2000

                Topnotch health clubs plc
              ('Topnotch' or 'the Company')
  Topnotch to Open Two New Health Clubs in Prestigious
                  Property Developments
Topnotch,   the  fast  expanding  operator  of   quality,
affordable  health and fitness clubs  that  'Dare  to  be
Different',  is pleased to announce that  it  has  agreed
terms  to  open  new  health and  fitness  clubs  in  two
prestigious property developments.  The first club is  to
be located in Tower 42, the landmark shopping, restaurant
and  office  development in the  heart  of  the  City  of
London,  and  the second will be located in the  new  Sol
Central leisure development in central Northampton.

Both clubs will incorporate Topnotch's trademarked themed
zone  concepts,  including the nightclub style  PowerZone
gym,  the  Ironworks  dedicated free  weights  area,  the
Planet  Spin  spinning studio and the recently  developed
Chill  Out Zone.  In addition, each club will also  offer
PT  Maxx, Topnotch's personal training programme,  and  a
swimming pool.

Tower 42, the former Natwest Tower, is owned by Tower Ltd
Partnership  with  Hermes,  Greycoat  and  Mercury  Asset
Management  as investors.  It is the tallest building  in
the  City of London, housing offices, a Roux Fine  Dining
Room,  a  Champagne bar, and various other amenities  and
facilities.   The new Topnotch club at the site  will  be
approximately 15,000 sq ft. in size.  Building work  will
start  this  month, and the club is due to  open  in  the
Spring 2001.

Sol  Central  is  a  new leisure development  which  will
incorporate  a  hotel, a family entertainment  centre,  a
nightclub,  restaurants  and bars.   The  site  is  under
construction and on schedule for opening in Summer  2001.
Topnotch  joins  an impressive line up of  tenants  which
includes  Cinemark International Limited, Howard  Johnson
Hotels and The Nolans Inn Group.  Sol Central will be the
first  dedicated  leisure development  in  the  heart  of
Northampton  city  centre, one of the  country's  fastest
growing  regional cities.  The Topnotch Sol Central  club
will cover an area of approximately 20,000 sq. ft.

In  addition  to  these  latest agreements,  Topnotch  is
pleased  to announce that it has agreed a new £5  million
loan  facility with NatWest Bank plc.  The  new  facility
will be used for the development of further new sites.

Matthew  Harris,  Chief  Executive,  commented:  'We  are
delighted  to be opening two new Topnotch clubs  in  such
prestigious   locations.   We  are  very  excited   about
bringing  our innovative themed club design concept  into
the heart of the City at Tower 42 and our involvement  in
the Sol Central development underlines our commitment  to
rolling  out our innovative health club concept in  large
regional centres.

'In   addition,  our  new  bank  facility  with   NatWest
underlines  our continuing acquisitive strategy,  and  we
will   continue  to  explore  opportunities  for  further
expansion by acquisition and organic growth.'

For further information, please contact:

Topnotch health clubs plc                   020 8232 6802
Matthew Harris, Chief Executive

Square Mile Communications                  020 7601 1000
Kevin Smith
Anna Watson


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