A YOUTH club building could become home to school pupils after a planning application was submitted to change its use.

The plan could see Radcliffe Boys and Girls Club — which first opened as a youth centre in the mid-1960s — used as a satellite educational hub for a nearby Spring Lane School as well as continuing to be used as a youth club in the evenings.

Club chairman Craig Cartledge said: “Our main objective is to bring young people in to use the club so for us to extend it to a local authority school is very exciting — it gets more young people involved and it brings in some income to secure the club’s future.”

Under the plans, the centre in Withins Avenue would be rented out to Spring Lane School to enable 10 secondary school pupils and four members of staff to use it for learning and teaching.

Teachers would occupy the site from 8am until 5pm daily, with pupils in attendance between 8.45am and 3pm.

Designs suggest the new facilities will include a craft room, music room, large classroom, reading room and games room.

There would also be a shower block, changing rooms and three toilets as well as four new parking spaces.

The club has just won £1,000 from the Auto Trader Community Fund to begin work on a new kitchen.

Adrian French, county director of the Lancashire Association of Boys and Girls Clubs (LABGC), said: “We have spent £18,500 on the site to date thanks to generous donations.

“But in order to bring the venue into full use, we anticipate needing to spend a further £250,000. The club is very much in need of funding support. They desperately need a fully fitted kitchen and help to upgrade the outside sports area.

“We are still looking for volunteers and members to join the management committee.”

For more information contact Mr Cartledge at craig@rgbclub.co.uk.