The Crewe Function Venue site recently purchased by developer McCarthy and Stone is set for demolition to make way for new a Retirement Care Home.

On Wednesday 4th October 2023, McCarthy and Stone Retirement Lifestyle submitted a planning application for the construction of a new care home at the site of “The Crozzy” on Chester Street in Crewe.

McCarthy and Stone have proposed demolition of existing buildings and erection of a 51 apartment retirement living development for the over 60s, landscaping, car parking and all associated works.

Exterior View (Artists Impression) of the proposed Retirement properties,

McCarthy and Stone announced:

This Retirement Living development is designed to encourage community feeling to flourish, while also allowing you to enjoy the complete privacy of your own retirement apartment.
You’ll enjoy stylish well-maintained communal spaces, including the communal lounge, and landscaped gardens ideal for meeting your friends, neighbours and family for a drink and a chat.

The Crozzy, which was formerly known as The Crosville Social & Working Mens Club, reopened in June 2022 after a short closure. Now under new management, it received a rebranding to its locally known nickname.

Since reopening, The Crozzy has featured many popular charity events and local tribute bands.

McCarthy and Stone Retirement Lifestyle made contact with The Crozzy’s landlord in an attempt of acquiring the site.

The actual closure date of the venue, ready for demolition to commence, is yet to be annouced but it has been quoted that there is still plenty of chances to visit and say goodbye yet.

A Crozzy Spokesperson spoke with a local journalist:

“Our landlord had been approached by McCarthy & Stone, for the proposed purchase of land, for the purpose of a new build care facility.
The landlord has exercised his right to use a break clause in our lease.
We appreciate our landlord giving us knowledge of this proposal nine months before he was required to do so, meaning our planned gigs and events can go ahead.
Everyone who has booked in is able to have their celebrations with us before a planned exit to allow the site to go towards a facility that Crewe may need.
Our planned events are still going ahead and we will be booking some final farewell gigs with some of the amazing performers we have had before. 
We are keeping a look out for suitable venues in the area and will let everyone know if we find one.”

The public are asked to submit comments on the application Reference Number 23/3773N until Wednesday 15th November 2023. A decision target date is set for Wednesday 3rd January, 2024

Crewe Central councillor, Anthony Critchley said:

As a Councillor representing the interests of our community, I am requesting that the recently submitted planning application for the Crosville Club in Crewe be ‘called-in’ and considered by the Southern Planning Committee.
The Crosville Club holds a special place in the hearts of many residents, I believe that the proposed changes warrant examination and consideration by a wider committee to ensure the best outcome for our community.
The Crozzy, Chester Street, Crewe. Photo Credit: Jonathan White

Photo Credit – Jonathan White & McCarthy and Stone
Information Credit – Local Journalist, McCarthy and Stone & Cheshire East Council