A FATHER and son have transformed an old Ellesmere Port nightclub into high standard apartments.
Robert and Gary Wright from Great Sutton have been working on the former Oscars night-spot in Meadow Lane for 18 months.
The duo have converted the building into eight flats which all contain white goods and fitted wardrobes.
The Meadow House apartments will have an intercom door entry and secure parking.
Gary Wright, 28, said: “We bought the nightclub about four years ago. We approached the owner at the time and he was keen to get shut.
“Converting nightclubs into properties is quite rare and we wondered whether we should knock it down but we wanted to make something good out of an old building.
“We’ve actually restored the old stairway and mirrors to remind people of what used to be there. I believe it used to be an ex-serviceman’s club before it became Oscars nightclub in the 1980s.
“It’ll be about another week before we’re completely finished but already a couple of the apartments have been taken up including the one bedroom flat.”
Prior to developing properties Gary worked for his father’s engineering company in Oil Sites Road before it was sold in 2003.
The pair have since worked on numerous projects in the area and their next job will be to transform the old Westminster Inn into the base for Ellesmere Port Conservatives Club.
Gary added: “When my dad’s company, Wright’s Engineering Ltd, was taken over by AMEC we started doing property developing full-time.
“We’ve done up a couple of houses in the town and converted a doctors surgery in Eastham into apartments.
“About seven years ago my dad also turned the old telephone exchange opposite Little Sutton train station into apartments.”
If you’re interested in renting an apartment call 07834828769 or e-mail Wright4@sky.com.