Plans for Weighbridge House approved
THE latest plans for a prominent building on North Esplanade have been approved by the planners.
Weighbridge House is home to Le Pollet Foodhall, as well as the premises which formerly housed Barbados nightclub, the White Hart pub and clothes shop Miss Nob.
The application by Spread Trustee Co Ltd aimed to retain the pub and shop on the ground floor of the building, while making alterations for flats and offices on the upper levels.
The Office for Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation did raise some concerns around the noise that could be generated by the construction work. It also requested that conditions be placed on the approval around when deliveries and waste collections took place. However, that was not backed by the planners.
The St Peter Port douzaine did note that the planned work would see the loss of the bow-fronted windows.
The planners noted that, with the loss of Barbados, there would only be two remaining nightclubs – Fusion and Folies d’Amour.
Instead the basement will be used partly for retail and partly for the pub.
‘The public house and nightclub serve a very similar audience and therefore while the leisure facility may have reduced in area, it is still present on the site,’ the planning report states.
‘The existing nightclub was dated and substandard with no disabled access or facilities. It should also be noted that there is nationally less consumer demand for nightclubs.’