Health centre’s five years at former pub

A health hub which moved to the outskirts of Harborough is celebrating a milestone after being at the site for five years.

The owners of Archway Health Hub, which offers a range of complementary and mainstream health services, have completely transformed the former Welland Lodge pub since moving to the site.

Celebrating their fifth anniversary at the centre, Alec and Stella Welton describe how the process of creating the largest health centre of its kind across three counties has also transformed their business.

Owner Alec Welton said: “We would be the first to say that developing the site has had a massive impact on our business – and our personal lives. It has been a real labour of love and a process that has involved our whole family across three generations.

“When we first moved here five years ago the site was in a pretty poor state. However, we had a definite vision of what could be achieved. We wanted to create a great health resource for local residents, offering all the services that people would need in one place – both traditional and complementary.

“It’s been hard work at times, but we’re delighted at how the site has developed.”

Archway moved from its former home in Coventry Road to the site in 2010.

Alec added: “We believe in helping people to achieve the healthiest life they can, services such as physiotherapy perfectly complement the therapies that we offer. And the site continues to offer potential for further development – so watch this space! ”

Archway also houses two successful local businesses. The former children’s playbarn has almost doubled in size, creating four offices currently let to Punch PR and Rambutan. Additional rooms currently being used as a beauty salon will become available for rent in January.