A FORMER bar and nightclub premises in Ellesmere Port is being transformed into a care centre.
The building in Station Road, which has been vacant since The Platinum Lounge closed in 2008, is being refurbished by Caremark to provide various social services for the community.
The site will house a centre owned by a Christian Church and aims to provide educational remedial services for youths and young adults, as well as support services on health issues. It will also create new jobs.
The initiative is being undertaken by married couple, doctors Adeoye and Anikphe Oyedeji.
They have just completed their initial franchisee training course in West Sussex, and will manage Caremark (Cheshire West and Chester).
Dr Anikphe said: “On our return to Ellesmere Port we will first be concentrating our efforts on getting our office on Station Road prepared and obtaining our CQC registration.
“We will start recruiting staff in the second quarter of 2010, and strive to open our doors and begin providing support by the third quarter.
“We intend to become the biggest and best home care provider in the region, delivering the highest quality of care to our service users who wish to remain living in their own homes securely and comfortably.”
The listed building was built in the Victorian times.
It once housed the longest bar in Great Britain, which was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records.
Caremark (Cheshire West and Chester) is part of a franchise network of over 50 offices throughout the UK and Ireland. For more information visit www.caremarkuk.com