A planning application to convert the former Mirage Nightclub in Bangor into retail units and self-contained flats have been approved.
The Nightclub which was formerly known as ‘Joop’ and ‘Barrels’ closed down in 2016; under the plans the ground floor of the former club would be converted into eight small business start-up kiosks, with four private flats to the first & second floors.
The scheme plans to return the building, which has been vacant from some time, into a development that will benefit the local community and will also provide local employment.
Planning permission has also been extended for the development of a 36 bed student accommodation by Watkin Jones Group, at the former Victoria Building Land, at Plas Llwyd Terrace, Bangor.
The site is located within 100m of Bangor High Street and the City centre; the former Victoria Buildings is located in an elevated position at the top end of Plas Llwyd Terrace, which contains a Gwynedd Council owned and managed public car park which is located directly to the front of the site.
All buildings on the site were demolished several years ago and the site is currently vacant, planning for the development was originally approved in 2013 but has now been extended for a further 5 years until 2023.
Bangor City Council objected to the development at Plas Llwyd Terrace on the grounds that the city is already suffering with an over population of student accommodation and there are many empty properties of this proposed type, further developments would exacerbate this problem.
Land behind the Plas Llwyd car park in Bangor could now become student accommodation