Apartments plan for former Mansfield 'urban music' nightclub
A former Mansfield nightspot is set to be converted into flats, council planning records show.
An application has been made by developers to convert the former Urban Cherry club, on Church Street, into the luxury apartments – with business leaders in the town hoping the bid will breath new life into Mansfield
The Victorian building, which dates back to the 1830s, was previously the Olde Eight Bells pub and later became the club, which subsequently closed, and specialised in urban music such as RnB and Hip Hop.
Nikki Rolls, chief executive of Mansfield Business Improvement District (BID) said: "There is a drive to create urban centres that are ideal places in which to live, work, and play. Therefore it is good to see plans coming forward to turn a historical empty building back into use.
“Hopefully, this development, which should attract some professionals or young families will breathe new life into that area of the town centre."
In the design and access statement submitted to the authority’s planning authority, developers on behalf of applicant Paul Dermody Pension, state that ‘the building has become increasingly difficult to maintain and is no longer attractive to the market for retail or similar uses. The prospects for any future commercial use of the property are remote’.
The flats will be split into one and two-beds and there is no parking provision.
Mansfield District Council's planning committee will make its decision in the weeks ahead.
Urban Cherry closed its doors for the final time in 2015.