New Burnley club to create 40 jobs

Aler Ego, Hammerton Street in Burnley.
Aler Ego, Hammerton Street in Burnley.

A NEW nightclub for Burnley will create 40 jobs as well as boost the town’s already successful night-time economy.

AlterEgo opened last night in Hammerton Street following a £250,000 refurbishment to the Grade II listed building, once the home of well-known nightclub Panama Joe’s.

A consortium named POS UK will run the club, and has promised big name DJs and club nights similar to those seen in Ibiza.

Promotions and marketing manager Chuko Odudu said: “We wanted to employ local people. It would have been easy to bring in people from Manchester that we know and have worked with before, but we wanted to use the talents, experience and expertise of the people of Burnley.

“We’re really excited to be part of the regeneration of the town centre and we know that if we have local knowledge and experts in the leisure industry on our team we’ll deliver excellent customer service and ensure that people have a fantastic time.”

The club will play commercial, R’n’B, dance and house music, while bosses have promised appearances from some of the biggest DJ names in the UK.

Chuko added: “This is a huge project for us. We’re already established in the town with our bar HotShots and we know that Burnley is ready for the type of nightclub experience that you usually have to travel for.

“This is city centre clubbing without leaving your hometown and we’ve got plans to bring some huge names and events to Burnley.”

Famous hip hop DJ Tim Westwood will be playing at the club in January and popular presenting duo The Mac Twins will be performing on New Year’s Eve. The club will be open from 10pm to 6-30am and organisers said they may look at opening the club seven nights a week once it is established.