A GYM in Shawlands has been forced to close its doors for health and safety reasons.

Pure Gym informed customers today they can use any other premises in their network following the incident over the festive period.

It is understood that a pane of glass fell from the roof within the building. The gym is based in Shawlands Shopping Centre.

Pure Gym told the Evening Times that their engineers are assessing the damage in a bid to get the facility up and running again.

A statement from Pure Gym said: "Pure Gym have had to close the Glasgow Shawlands club due to a pane of glass falling from the atrium roof into the club.

"No one was hurt but due to the amount of glass on the floor and the subsequent hole in the ceiling, the club will remain closed until the issue is fully rectified.

"Contractors are on their way to site and estimations are that the club will remain closed for part of the day to ensure that it is safe for members to re-enter, but we are optimistic the club will re-open at some point today.

"Pure Gym have granted members access to all other Glasgow clubs whilst it is closed."

Pure Gym customers were notified of the issue by e-mail and the company apologised for the inconvenience caused.

The chain for no frills fitness clubs are based throughout the UK. They claim to be Britain's largest gym chain by membership - and they were the first to gain one million members.

In Glasgow, there are Pure Gym branches on Bath Street, Charing Cross, Hope Street, Robroyston and Silverburn. There are also a branches in Clydebank and East Kilbride.