THE new yoga studio opening in Worcester has completely transformed the outside of the former  Poundland store.

Yogahaven revealed Worcester will be the location of its newest store earlier this month.

Wood panels around the storefront have appeared, and signs are displayed in the window saying that the studio will be opening soon.

The store's name has also now appeared on the front of the studio in large black letters.

Yogahaven will be providing the city with 'hot yoga' sessions as well as pilates and spin classes.

Hot yoga consists of exercise performed under hot and humid conditions, resulting in more sweating and various health benefits.

Worcester News: Signs have appeared on the front of the studio.Signs have appeared on the front of the studio. (Image: NQ)

Zak Miah, owner of Yogahaven, said the business will be filling a gap in the market in the city.

He said: "We are very excited to be opening a new location in Worcester. It is a really ideal location for us in a massive facility as well.

"We will be doing hot yoga but we will also be offering things such as Pilates and spin classes.

"We are a community-focused business and are looking forward to meeting Worcester people very soon."

Mr Miah said when the business opens he is keen to make it a grand occasion and an event for charity as well.

He said: "Definitely watch this space. It will not take long before the building starts to look very different.

"When we do open, we want to make it a good opportunity to work with a local charity and maybe have some famous faces to help us open as well."

As well as the yoga studio, there will be treatment and therapy rooms available in the building.

People can also learn to become an instructor with a 200-hour yoga teacher training course on offer at the site.

The brand has studios in Birmingham, Clapham, East Croydon, Richmond and Solihull.

The building, at 28 The Shambles, has been empty since Poundland closed in 2020 but was the focus of a police operation earlier in the year.

In June, over 500 plants were located inside the building, with staff working near the former Poundland saying they noticed a strong smell of cannabis in the mornings.