A FORMER church which closed down after more than 150 years is being turned into one of the largest health and beauty centres in the Midlands.
The Trinity Methodist and United Reformed Church, in George Street, Burton, closed in 2011 due to unaffordable maintenance costs and dwindling congregation – but the building is being transformed into 10 treatment rooms and six nail salons as well as hair salons.
Steve Wardle, who owns the building, hopes the centre – called Trinity – will be open for business by December.
He said: "We are currently refurbishing the church to turn it into the largest health, beauty and therapy establishment in the Midlands.
"The church was once one of the most important in Burton, and is a superb example of architecture both inside and out. It also continues the regeneration in George Street.
"We are trying to retain as much detail from the original church as it is such a beautiful building and I believe it was quite an important church during its time, frequented by many mayors and dignitaries.
"Therefore we have been very mindful of its history and sympathetic in its refurbishment."
Further information is available by visiting www.the-trinity.co.uk, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 07801 441318.