Empty Newcastle-under-Lyme nightclub finally put up for sale

A flurry of interest has already been expressed in a long-shut night club in the Staffordshire, after it was finally put up for sale by its owners.

Offers are being invited for the three-story premises that used to house Maxims nightclub on Lower Street in Newcastle-Under-Lyme. The building has been the target of town centre transformation efforts by Newcastle Borough Council for a number of years, but it is only now that the property is being made available to developers.

Mounsey Chartered Surveyors, who are marketing the property, said they have been "pleasantly surprised" by the level of interest from developers.

Director, Richard Mounsey, said, "We've had a full range of tentative enquiries from residential-based developers about possible retail and mixed-use projects.

"At the moment we are going through a review process of the building which will take around six weeks. This will determine what we can and cannot do with the site in terms of planning permission."

The Grade II-listed building itself is one of the town's most remarkable historic structures, dating back to the 17th century. It opened as a nightclub in the late 1960s and was renowned for playing Northern Soul music, but went out of business in 2006. It was almost burnt down in January 2007 when arsonists set fire to rubbish outside the club.