Wrexham's former nightclub could face demolition

Published date: 12 March 2014 |
Published by: Nathan Rowden
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A FORMER nightclub and Wrexham hotspot could be knocked down to make way for a takeaway and flats.

A planning application has been submitted to Wrexham Council for demolition of the former Sergeant Peppers club in Bridge Street.

Last June the nightclub – one of the town’s most successful venues during the 1980s but empty in recent years – went under the hammer at an auction in Liverpool and was sold for £100,000.

If the bid is successful the club, which was later re-branded Peppers, would make way for a takeaway restaurant and 12 flats.

The building would be three storeys and parking for 14 cars also forms part of the planning bid.

A design and access statement submitted with the planning application said the proposal would be a shot in the arm for the area, helping create valuable employment opportunities and much needed new homes.

It said: “The existing property has been left derelict for a number of years and was previously a nightclub and live music venue. It lies within a regeneration area.”

The statement says the new building would ”provide much needed affordable residential properties close to the town centre and to nearby amenities” as well as creating new commercial premises.

It states this would result in the creation of new jobs and commerce, “ invigorating that particular area of the town centre which has seen little development and much neglect in previous years”.

“The new development would bring a vacant site back into use and the area would be improved generally,” adds the statement.

“It would generate new affordable homes as well as commercial benefits and would fit the current Bridge Street planning brief.”

The club was started and owned by Kerry Wycherley, known by many in Wrexham as ‘Mr Clubland’, being a hive of music and dancing for many years.

Mr Wycherley was from the Pentre Broughton area and died last June, aged 64.

The application will be considered by planning officers and Wrexham Council’s planning committee at a future date.

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  1. Posted by: worldsgonemad at 15:55 on 12 March 2014 Report

    Another nail in the history & heritage of Wrexham. Do we really need another takeaway & 12 flats? Even before the successful 80`s Sgt. Peppers period, didn`t it have a purple patch in the 60`s & 70`s as Peppers? I was once told the early Rolling Stones played there in the 60`s? ( needs clarification ) Sounds like another Mickey Mouse fix as was the case with the Hippodrome.

  2. Posted by: Boycs at 17:07 on 12 March 2014 Report

    Agree entirely with the above. A takeaway is really needed for the town, not. Bridge street did contain some of Wrexham's few historic buildings until they were demolished some years back to be replaced by nothing.

  3. Posted by: logic at 22:34 on 12 March 2014 Report

    i agree with above more take aways why is it that we are being told we obese getting fat then the wrexham council let take aways open all over town, than thay sell off playing fields, close sport centers wheres all the money gone from selling all the playing fields the council are a joke. why do we need so many councillors can some one tell me

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