The site of a former bingo hall is to become a temporary car park, while the council decide how to best make use of the space.

The former Buzz Bingo, on Market Street in Chorley was demolished recently after the previous occupiers surrendered their lease last summer during the Covid pandemic.

According to Chorley Council bosses, the building had remained derelict for some time and was in a terrible state of repair.

A spokesperson said: "The building was derelict, in a terrible state of repair and it was riddled with asbestos therefore no prospect of new tenants or being put to other use."

The council are now looking to transform the site into something that will benefit the town centre and help Chorley's recovery post-pandemic. 

Former iconic Buzz Bingo building to be demolished

The spokesperson added: "We’re looking to transform this area into something that can benefit our whole town centre and become a catalyst for further improvements – a real opportunity to bring something to Chorley that will help support the longer term recovery and complement the recent developments in Market Walk and improvements to the markets.

"It’s important that we get this right so we’ll be refreshing the town centre masterplan to help inform the plans for this space, along with looking at external funding, but in the meantime to make use of the space, it will become a temporary car park to support the recovery of the town while longer term options are assessed."