THE historic Warrington Club building in the town centre is set to transform into 12 apartments.

After 143 years of operating in the town, the institution shut its doors on Bold Street last year, and has since been acquired by Pod Property Group.

A meeting place for the business community and the town’s oldest networking club, The Warrington Club was first formed by Victorian industrialists as Warrington began to grow rapidly in the late 19th century.

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Founder members included John Crosfield, Sir Gilbert Greenall, the Rylands brothers and benefactor Frederick Monks – who gifted the Golden Gates to the town.

The building was constructed using money provided by the founder members.

It remains full of character and POD Property Group plan to upgrade the interior of the building with a view to converting it into apartments.

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Director Shehzad Khan, explained: "Being a property development company based in Warrington, the Warrington Club forms a small part of our plans to invest £5 million into the town over the next 12 months.

"With this building in particular, I was drawn to the history behind it.

"To be able to regenerate a property with so much history in the area was the type of project we really wanted to get involved in.

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"We are in the process of drawing up plans to be submitted to planning imminently, to convert the club into 12 luxury apartments for the private rented sector.

"This will form part of our current projects in hand, developing 200 apartments over the next 12 months.

"Upon receipt of planning approval we aim to complete the project within 12 weeks."

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