Imperial to get a makeover

Imperial to get a makeover

Imperial to get a makeover

First published in News by , Senior Reporter

TOWN centre nightclub the Imperial Bar will get a makeover, after permission was granted to build a new roof terrace and bar.

The building on Ormskirk Street is split into three different units, including jewellers Burns and Carl Christopher.

Under the plans, Burns will be extended on the ground floor.

The work, which will also see the provision of a terrace serving food and drinks and open throughout the week, is due to start.

There will also be an outdoor smoking area, a staff room, toilets and an extra office.

The renovation is due to be completed by the end of the year and is expected to create around 15 new jobs.

In a boost to the local economy, owner Ian Pitts will employ St Helens tradesmen and only use suppliers from the town.

The plans were passed as they were said to improve the “economic, social and environmental conditions of the area”.

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5:15pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Hughwithaview says...

The fact it was passed could not have anything to do with the Imperial being a favourite watering hole of our local Labour Party - particularly fond of the champagne there I am told
The fact it was passed could not have anything to do with the Imperial being a favourite watering hole of our local Labour Party - particularly fond of the champagne there I am told Hughwithaview
  • Score: 12

6:28pm Sun 27 Jul 14

barrie timpson says...

I think you're mistaken Hugh, I think it's being done up as it is due to feature in the new reality series "When Councillors attack "
I think you're mistaken Hugh, I think it's being done up as it is due to feature in the new reality series "When Councillors attack " barrie timpson
  • Score: 6

10:33pm Sun 27 Jul 14

lawman2004 says...

'A BAR where a St Helens rugby player was allegedly assaulted has had its licence suspended for a month.

St Helens Council’s licensing sub-committee decided to impose the suspension on the Imperial on Ormskirk Street after receiving an application from Merseyside Police on the basis that the premises had been associated with serious violent crime and disorder.

It followed an alleged assault outside the bar on March 12 this year which left Saints rugby star Sia Soliola with serious facial injuries.

The 25-year-old centre had to have hospital treatment after he and a 19-year-old friend were allegedly attacked outside the bar.'

from the Star.... and you wonder why the town centre is on a downward spiral. Surely premises like this should being closed down, not expanded ?
'A BAR where a St Helens rugby player was allegedly assaulted has had its licence suspended for a month. St Helens Council’s licensing sub-committee decided to impose the suspension on the Imperial on Ormskirk Street after receiving an application from Merseyside Police on the basis that the premises had been associated with serious violent crime and disorder. It followed an alleged assault outside the bar on March 12 this year which left Saints rugby star Sia Soliola with serious facial injuries. The 25-year-old centre had to have hospital treatment after he and a 19-year-old friend were allegedly attacked outside the bar.' from the Star.... and you wonder why the town centre is on a downward spiral. Surely premises like this should being closed down, not expanded ? lawman2004
  • Score: 7

7:36am Mon 28 Jul 14

mikeashworth says...

In other news, ACF Events, owned by Ian Pitts, is to take over the running of the event area of St Mary's Market.
In other news, ACF Events, owned by Ian Pitts, is to take over the running of the event area of St Mary's Market. mikeashworth
  • Score: 7

11:35am Mon 28 Jul 14

djdexnelson says...

totally cool man!
totally cool man! djdexnelson
  • Score: 0

11:37am Mon 28 Jul 14

djdexnelson says...

lawman2004 wrote:
'A BAR where a St Helens rugby player was allegedly assaulted has had its licence suspended for a month.

St Helens Council’s licensing sub-committee decided to impose the suspension on the Imperial on Ormskirk Street after receiving an application from Merseyside Police on the basis that the premises had been associated with serious violent crime and disorder.

It followed an alleged assault outside the bar on March 12 this year which left Saints rugby star Sia Soliola with serious facial injuries.

The 25-year-old centre had to have hospital treatment after he and a 19-year-old friend were allegedly attacked outside the bar.'

from the Star.... and you wonder why the town centre is on a downward spiral. Surely premises like this should being closed down, not expanded ?
totally agree! i was present that night and saints player bounced down them stairs like a rugby boil, its the clobbing in public view that caused issue.
[quote][p][bold]lawman2004[/bold] wrote: 'A BAR where a St Helens rugby player was allegedly assaulted has had its licence suspended for a month. St Helens Council’s licensing sub-committee decided to impose the suspension on the Imperial on Ormskirk Street after receiving an application from Merseyside Police on the basis that the premises had been associated with serious violent crime and disorder. It followed an alleged assault outside the bar on March 12 this year which left Saints rugby star Sia Soliola with serious facial injuries. The 25-year-old centre had to have hospital treatment after he and a 19-year-old friend were allegedly attacked outside the bar.' from the Star.... and you wonder why the town centre is on a downward spiral. Surely premises like this should being closed down, not expanded ?[/p][/quote]totally agree! i was present that night and saints player bounced down them stairs like a rugby boil, its the clobbing in public view that caused issue. djdexnelson
  • Score: 3

1:15pm Tue 29 Jul 14

keepitreel says...

me thinks something is afoot,is this so the council can have their meetings there now to save them walking from the town hall,and when the statement using only local labour,will this be the firm the council uses that employs mostly Wigan people or sub contractors from everywhere,always makes me smile when the council pulls out the shop local buy local leaflets out.
me thinks something is afoot,is this so the council can have their meetings there now to save them walking from the town hall,and when the statement using only local labour,will this be the firm the council uses that employs mostly Wigan people or sub contractors from everywhere,always makes me smile when the council pulls out the shop local buy local leaflets out. keepitreel
  • Score: 1

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