|The Red House behind hoardings|
The Red House in South Way, next to the Ibis Hotel and opposite Wembley Stadium Station, used ot to be the Wembley Conservative Club. It has been empty since 2006. There still seems to be a linen cloth and glasses on a table in the upstairs bar.
Now a planning application has been made on behalf of a company called Anitan Limited for change of use to a leisure facility. Anitan was only registered with Companies House in July 2012 with capital of £100,000.
The proposal, unlike the Queensbury application, leaves the Red House itself intact. The planning application is for the building to be used as a indoor play facility with a soft play area, storage area, room for classes and a cafe for customers of the play facility only.
The play facility is for younger children and aimed at visitors to the nearby London Designer Outlet Centre as well as local residents. The application claims that it will revitalise the area and provide up to 10 jobs.
My grandfather, Captain Harold Morrow, was one of the handful of original members who founded the original Conservative Club on this site. The building and part of the ground was sold and the existing abandoned building then built as the new clubhouse. Sadly that too was left to rot. I guess anything that makes use of the property for the benefit of the local community is to be applauded.
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