PLANS to convert Warwick’s former Natwest Bank building into event space have been scrapped.
CJ’s Events – which is based in the town and runs a number of markets across the district, as well as organising the annual Leamington Carnival – had started work to turn the bank into a multi-use centre.
But the application was withdrawn after environmental health bosses at Warwick District Council voiced concerns about soundproofing between the planned event space and the upstairs of the building – which CJ’s hoped to turn into an apartment.
CJ’s Events director Jamie Walker said some £5,000 had already been spent on applications on the High Street building and he was ‘disappointed’ the work was unable to go ahead as soundproofing the space would mean lowering the ceiling.
They planned to hold corportate events, wedding fairs, specialist food and drink shows, film and sports screenings, and live music and dancing at the space – but say they will now look for a new venue.
Jamie told the Observer: “So many people wanted this event space, it would have been really good for the town.
“We have been looking for somewhere for a few years and will now start looking again. We know we want it to be in Warwick district.”