An old High Wycombe nightclub which has been standing empty since 2011 could be turned into shops and offices in ambitious plans to regenerate a “neglected” area of town.

Developers want to improve and extend 9 to 16 Oxford Street – which was formerly known as Octagon Parade and housed Pure nightclub – by turning it into commercial space.

Pure shut its doors in 2011 after the company that owned it went into administration and the building has been empty ever since.

Golden Apple, the company behind the new plans for the building, wants to extend the ground floor, relocate the main entrance to a position facing the roundabout and build two extra floors so it is a similar height to the nearby Travelodge hotel.

The completely revamped building would be curved to add “visual interest” to the area of town which has stood empty for seven years and could create 270 jobs.

In a letter sent to nearby residents, the developers said: “The site is ideally located for new retail and office development, complementing the existing retail offer at the Eden Centre and Sainsbury’s. It represents a significant opportunity to add to the vibrancy of the town centre.

“The scheme would make a distinctive architectural statement, marking a sense of arrival in the town from the west and act as a catalyst for further investment in this part of the town centre.”

The plans also include six dedicated disabled parking spaces and 20 cycle spaces.

Cllr Alan Hill, who represents the Abbey ward at Wycombe District Council has lent his support to the plans but admitted he is concerned about the effect of more traffic on the area.

He said: “It will be good to see this area improved as it has been neglected for some time. I have a few concerns regarding the service road close to the bus stops and the roundabout, as the extra traffic is going to have a big impact on the area.”

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