Plans are underway to save Mr Smiths in Warrington from demolition
The iconic Warrington building had been set to go but now a private bidder, who remains anonyamous has stepped in to save it.
If a bid is succesful the council would be looking to invest £3 million pound to go towards refurbishing the building with the private sector investing £3 million which includes the building's purchase
Proposals have been made to turn the building into a flagship youth club, with similar schemes already in place in Manchester, Blackburn and Wigan.
Cllr Jean Carter, executive board member for children and young people’s services, said:
“A very exciting opportunity has presented itself for us to work in partnership with the private sector and Warrington Youth Club to enhance the youth provision in our town.
““This is such an interesting project as the building has a history of supporting young people in our town and we want to see it remain as an important focal point for Warrington.”
The plans will go before the Council's exectuive comittee next Monday.