Student flats plan for Burnley nightclub

Koko's
Koko's

A former Burnley town centre nightspot could be turned into apartments for students.

Plans have been submitted to Burnley Borough Council to convert the five-storey former Kokos building in Elizabeth Street into 14 two-bedroomed apartments.

Applicant Mr Wayne Canavan, from Next Technology Solutions Ltd, said the proposed development was “in response to a growing need for student accommodation in the town, backed up by a recent statement by UCFB College of Football Business bosses where they say that ‘accommodation space is needed due to rising numbers of applications’ and a statement by local college chiefs stating that ‘they have brought millions of pounds of local investment into the town,’ the apartments are to be suitably designed for use by students.”

The building has been empty for a number of months.

Under the plans all the internal partitions will be removed, while the basement and ground floor will have two apartments. Levels one, two and three will have three apartments and the fourth floor will be a penthouse apartment.