News Sgt Peppers

A derelict nightclub in the town centre could be demolished and replaced with accommodation and a takeaway if a planning application is successful.

It is proposed the former Sergeant Peppers Club on Bridge Street is demolished and replaced with a ground floor takeaway with 12 residential units on the top floor.

Along with this under croft parking for up to 14 vehicles would also be provided.

Sergeant Peppers was previously a popular nightclub and music venue in the town but has remained vacant for a number of years.

During the festive period last year the club was used as a ‘Christmas Welfare Centre’ and provided assistance to those in need during nights out.

The Christmas Welfare Centre saw members of North Wales Police, ambulance staff, street pastors, police, nurses and British red cross volunteers occupy the property on key nights in the festive calender.

Within the applications Design and Access Statement it notes that the club is in a ‘regeneration area’ and adds: “It is considered that the proposed development will offer suitable residential premises with convenient access to all local amenities.”

If the proposals are passed the property would be replaced with a ‘traditional design’, that mimics the adjoining Burton Buildings.

It is hoped that a number of jobs will be created if the proposals are passed.

The application is due to go before the Wrexham Planning Committee at a later date.