Nightspot set to be updated in £250K revamp

Opening night of the Cube bar and brasserie in Poulton, which used to be the Conservative Club
Opening night of the Cube bar and brasserie in Poulton, which used to be the Conservative Club
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A popular Poulton nightspot is set to get a £250,000 revamp and extension if planning proposals are approved.

Cube, on Breck Road, has put in an application to Wyre Council to extend its ground floor facilities and change its layout to include new decor and seating areas and an extended dancefloor.

The development would see the “alleyway” area, leading to outdoor seating to the rear of the venue off Vicarage Road, extended by the ground floor, underneath where the first floor is already extended.

And it would see a full revamp of the ground floor premises, including new seating and decorations.

Owner Paul Mellor said: “We want a new, modern, fresh look again.

“We did our first major refurbishment 12 years ago, then another six years ago and now we’re updating again.

“This will take it back to feel more like the original concept, but moving with the times.

“We’re still the busiest venue but you have to reinvest and offer something new.”

The application also allows for an extension of the existing raised dancefloor, new seating areas, including two-person booths, banquette seating and a circular booth to replace existing seating, as well as changes to the access and layout of the mens toilets.

Mr Mellor added: “We are putting new seating areas in and altering how it will flow.

“Watch this space for the decor, it will be different.”

An original application for the same work to be carried out was submitted to and approved by planners five years ago but has since lapsed.

While not a listed building, the three-storey red brick property lies within Poulton Conservation Area but the application states the extension will be “inconspicuous in the location that it is proposed” and not “harmful” to the area.

Wyre Council’s planning officers will make a decision on the plans by the end of March and bar bosses hope for the work to be complete by Easter.

The venue will remain open during the proposed building work, serving food on the first floor on weekdays and open on all floors on weekends.