A nursery and a gym for families is set to move into High Wycombe as building work nears completion at Handy Cross.

Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd and The Little Gym Handy Cross will move into the new building at Wycombe District Council's flagship Handy Cross Hub.

The businesses will be housed in a new building that is currently being built at the entrance to the Hub spine road.

The ground floor will be home to Hungry Caterpillar’s 11th day nursery, following their successful Chalfont St Peter nursery which opened in 2017.

The first floor will house the UK’s 12th The Little Gym location for families and children.

The Little Gym offers activities for children including parent/child classes, pre-school and primary school gymnastics.

Building is expected to be completed in late September, with the nursery and gym expected to be fitted out in time for the January 2019 school term.

Cllr Steve Broadbent, cabinet member for economic development and regeneration at Wycombe District Council, said: “HxH continues to prove a huge success for High Wycombe, with a popular Waitrose, a superb purpose-built leisure centre, park and ride facilities and more plans unfolding, all in a convenient location.

“We are working hard to ensure we are meeting the varied needs of people who live and work here.

"Attendance figures at the leisure centre have risen by 46 per cent compared to the last year of the old sports centre, and now the new day nursery plus the child development and gymnastics centre will be a huge boost for parents looking for quality child care and sophisticated opportunities to boost their children’s development while getting them fit and healthy.”