Work to start this week on Amir Khan's £5 million wedding venue

Work to start this week on Amir Khan's £5 million wedding venue

An artist's impression of how Amir Khan's £5 million wedding venue will look

Work to start this week on Amir Khan's £5 million wedding venue

Work to start this week on Amir Khan's £5 million wedding venue

Work to start this week on Amir Khan's £5 million wedding venue

Amir Khan

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BUILDING work on boxing hero Amir Khan’s proposed £5 million wedding venue is set to start this week.

The job of turning the plot of wasteland in Washington Street, Deane, into a luxury marriage hall and banqueting suite is expected to take about 18 months to complete.

Work on laying the foundations of the venue is now set to start, and the steel structure for the venue should be in place within six to eight weeks, according to the Khan family Amir is investing £5 million of his personal fortune into the venture, and told The Bolton News in September that a chief aim was to “make Bolton better”.

Initially, the family wanted work to start in November, with the structure built by Christmas, but Amir’s father, Shah, said small logistical problems have briefly delayed the project.

He added the family is excited that work is now set to begin and that, overall, progress has been good.

Mr Khan said: “Everything is set to go from this week and once the foundations work has started the project will not stop really.

“We have just had a couple of niggly things really that have delayed us but these are not uncommon with projects like this.

“These things can take time and have to be overcome, but everything is in position now.

“We’re all absolutely excited to get this work moving forward at last.”

Bolton Council gave the ambitious plans the go ahead at the September meeting of their planning committee.

Amir said the venue, which also host business conferences, could create 125 jobs and raise Bolton’s profile.

Bolton firm, Ash & Sons, in Chorley Old Road, will be building the venue, employing between 20 and 25 workers on site.

The ex-IBF and WBA light welterweight champion feels the venue, along with the Gloves Gym he opened in 2008, will give him interests to pursue when he retires which could be as soon as three years from now.

This week, long-standing rumours of a bout between Amir and Floyd Mayweather were quashed when the American opted to fight Marcos Maidana, who Amir has previously beaten, in May instead.

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8:04am Fri 28 Feb 14

Albinosupport says...

Is that the land that Panda Plastics was on years ago? Good on him should raise the profile of the area.
Is that the land that Panda Plastics was on years ago? Good on him should raise the profile of the area. Albinosupport
  • Score: -61

8:51am Fri 28 Feb 14

Donkey Stone says...

Once again the weekly Amir press release.
Once again the weekly Amir press release. Donkey Stone
  • Score: 3

9:05am Fri 28 Feb 14

Janch1 says...

Thank goodness there is something in the press about Amir. I was getting a bit worried. Let's hope the Bolton News keep us up to date in future on anything that the young Mr Khan may be doing.
Thank goodness there is something in the press about Amir. I was getting a bit worried. Let's hope the Bolton News keep us up to date in future on anything that the young Mr Khan may be doing. Janch1
  • Score: 5

9:46am Fri 28 Feb 14

I, Ludicrous says...

To be fair he is sharing today's limelight with the achingly unfunny Dave Spikey; our local rag seemingly valuing his opinion on the NHS.
That quintessential airhead with big knockers was yesterday, so that tees us up nicely for a Maxine Peak weekend extravaganza.
To be fair he is sharing today's limelight with the achingly unfunny Dave Spikey; our local rag seemingly valuing his opinion on the NHS. That quintessential airhead with big knockers was yesterday, so that tees us up nicely for a Maxine Peak weekend extravaganza. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: -5

9:46am Fri 28 Feb 14

Andy Higham says...

£5,000,00 to build a state of the art luxury venue/restaurant. Bolton council spent just 10% less than that tarting up and slopping a bit of paint on the market. Who is getting ripped off? Not Amir
£5,000,00 to build a state of the art luxury venue/restaurant. Bolton council spent just 10% less than that tarting up and slopping a bit of paint on the market. Who is getting ripped off? Not Amir Andy Higham
  • Score: 14

10:04am Fri 28 Feb 14

Jim271 says...

Wait until the residents complain of people illegally parking around there, that car park is not big enough and there are no traffic wardens in that area as they have given up trying to enforce the parking as they get threatened or the cars are registered abroad.
Wait until the residents complain of people illegally parking around there, that car park is not big enough and there are no traffic wardens in that area as they have given up trying to enforce the parking as they get threatened or the cars are registered abroad. Jim271
  • Score: 62

10:28am Fri 28 Feb 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

It's just going to be a haven for young Asians in very expensive cars. Something that seems to get ignored by the police round here.
It's just going to be a haven for young Asians in very expensive cars. Something that seems to get ignored by the police round here. FreedomOfSpeech1945
  • Score: 29

10:59am Fri 28 Feb 14

cliff4treasurer says...

Andy Higham says...

£5,000,00 to build a state of the art luxury venue/restaurant. Bolton council spent just 10% less than that tarting up and slopping a bit of paint on the market. Who is getting ripped off? Not Amir

The council have just spent £7,000,000 tarting up the town hall!
Perhaps they should be employing the Khan family to project manage any future building work, which will give Amir something to do when he "retires"?
Andy Higham says... £5,000,00 to build a state of the art luxury venue/restaurant. Bolton council spent just 10% less than that tarting up and slopping a bit of paint on the market. Who is getting ripped off? Not Amir The council have just spent £7,000,000 tarting up the town hall! Perhaps they should be employing the Khan family to project manage any future building work, which will give Amir something to do when he "retires"? cliff4treasurer
  • Score: 8

11:02am Fri 28 Feb 14

mdavies11 says...

No way I'd spend 5 million on a wedding even if I was totally rich and that.
( I thought he already got married )
No way I'd spend 5 million on a wedding even if I was totally rich and that. ( I thought he already got married ) mdavies11
  • Score: 61

12:40pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Comment777 says...

Jim271 wrote:
Wait until the residents complain of people illegally parking around there, that car park is not big enough and there are no traffic wardens in that area as they have given up trying to enforce the parking as they get threatened or the cars are registered abroad.
Where do they get a price tag of 5 million from ....If I was the HMRC I would be checking every penny spent as it is probably a tax _ _ _ _ _.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Wait until the residents complain of people illegally parking around there, that car park is not big enough and there are no traffic wardens in that area as they have given up trying to enforce the parking as they get threatened or the cars are registered abroad.[/p][/quote]Where do they get a price tag of 5 million from ....If I was the HMRC I would be checking every penny spent as it is probably a tax _ _ _ _ _. Comment777
  • Score: 7

1:00pm Fri 28 Feb 14

lammypie says...

Can't agree that Dave Spikey is unfunny- Peter Kay steals a living in my opinion- he makes 20 mins material last for 60 by repeating the joke at least twice (albeit ) & his fans laugh again at the same joke- nice work if you can get it. Phoenix Nights & the forerunner 'That Peter Kay Thing' were top drawer. Just can't be doing with his stand-up! Oh, and McGuiness steals a living as well!!
Can't agree that Dave Spikey is unfunny- Peter Kay steals a living in my opinion- he makes 20 mins material last for 60 by repeating the joke at least twice (albeit ) & his fans laugh again at the same joke- nice work if you can get it. Phoenix Nights & the forerunner 'That Peter Kay Thing' were top drawer. Just can't be doing with his stand-up! Oh, and McGuiness steals a living as well!! lammypie
  • Score: 5

1:20pm Fri 28 Feb 14

chris25 says...

Boxing HERO ,Really .
Boxing HERO ,Really . chris25
  • Score: 16

1:43pm Fri 28 Feb 14

lindlandl says...

I, Ludicrous wrote:
To be fair he is sharing today's limelight with the achingly unfunny Dave Spikey; our local rag seemingly valuing his opinion on the NHS.
That quintessential airhead with big knockers was yesterday, so that tees us up nicely for a Maxine Peak weekend extravaganza.
Why are you still reading the newspaper? Just curious.
[quote][p][bold]I, Ludicrous[/bold] wrote: To be fair he is sharing today's limelight with the achingly unfunny Dave Spikey; our local rag seemingly valuing his opinion on the NHS. That quintessential airhead with big knockers was yesterday, so that tees us up nicely for a Maxine Peak weekend extravaganza.[/p][/quote]Why are you still reading the newspaper? Just curious. lindlandl
  • Score: 5

2:13pm Fri 28 Feb 14

MrsB11 says...

I wonder which community this is aimed for and which community will benefit from it. This will "make Bolton better" for the Asians
I wonder which community this is aimed for and which community will benefit from it. This will "make Bolton better" for the Asians MrsB11
  • Score: 17

2:19pm Fri 28 Feb 14

I, Ludicrous says...

lindlandl wrote:
I, Ludicrous wrote:
To be fair he is sharing today's limelight with the achingly unfunny Dave Spikey; our local rag seemingly valuing his opinion on the NHS.
That quintessential airhead with big knockers was yesterday, so that tees us up nicely for a Maxine Peak weekend extravaganza.
Why are you still reading the newspaper? Just curious.
In the forlorn hope that it'll one day satisfy my muse.
[quote][p][bold]lindlandl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]I, Ludicrous[/bold] wrote: To be fair he is sharing today's limelight with the achingly unfunny Dave Spikey; our local rag seemingly valuing his opinion on the NHS. That quintessential airhead with big knockers was yesterday, so that tees us up nicely for a Maxine Peak weekend extravaganza.[/p][/quote]Why are you still reading the newspaper? Just curious.[/p][/quote]In the forlorn hope that it'll one day satisfy my muse. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: 5

2:28pm Fri 28 Feb 14

rnorris says...

Has Amir Khan got shares in the Bolton News.........Who cares what hes doing......Can you not find something more interesting ?
Has Amir Khan got shares in the Bolton News.........Who cares what hes doing......Can you not find something more interesting ? rnorris
  • Score: 13

3:21pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Angela1969 says...

Boxing Hero !! ....he's no Hero :(
Boxing Hero !! ....he's no Hero :( Angela1969
  • Score: 20

7:19pm Fri 28 Feb 14

boltonnut says...

Who will be the BEST man at these weddings? Mayweather?
Who will be the BEST man at these weddings? Mayweather? boltonnut
  • Score: 5

8:22pm Fri 28 Feb 14

dougie kay says...

mdavies11 wrote:
No way I'd spend 5 million on a wedding even if I was totally rich and that.
( I thought he already got married )
read it properly numb nuts!, its not 5million for a wedding, it is an investment in a WEDDING VENUE. a place where marriage ceromonies are performed, as opposed to CHURCH
[quote][p][bold]mdavies11[/bold] wrote: No way I'd spend 5 million on a wedding even if I was totally rich and that. ( I thought he already got married )[/p][/quote]read it properly numb nuts!, its not 5million for a wedding, it is an investment in a WEDDING VENUE. a place where marriage ceromonies are performed, as opposed to CHURCH dougie kay
  • Score: 7

8:49pm Fri 28 Feb 14

JustBecause says...

Angela1969 wrote:
Boxing Hero !! ....he's no Hero :(
He was a silver medal winner at the 2004 Olympics,? A lot of people actually think that's a great achievement.

If he wants to spend money on a business so what.
[quote][p][bold]Angela1969[/bold] wrote: Boxing Hero !! ....he's no Hero :([/p][/quote]He was a silver medal winner at the 2004 Olympics,? A lot of people actually think that's a great achievement. If he wants to spend money on a business so what. JustBecause
  • Score: -1

11:51pm Fri 28 Feb 14

wsw69 says...

I, Ludicrous wrote:
To be fair he is sharing today's limelight with the achingly unfunny Dave Spikey; our local rag seemingly valuing his opinion on the NHS.
That quintessential airhead with big knockers was yesterday, so that tees us up nicely for a Maxine Peak weekend extravaganza.
Saying Dave Spikey worked as a biomedical scientist for over 25 years at the Royal Bolton Hospital for many years, he is more qualified to comment about the NHS than someone who is from outside the NHS.
[quote][p][bold]I, Ludicrous[/bold] wrote: To be fair he is sharing today's limelight with the achingly unfunny Dave Spikey; our local rag seemingly valuing his opinion on the NHS. That quintessential airhead with big knockers was yesterday, so that tees us up nicely for a Maxine Peak weekend extravaganza.[/p][/quote]Saying Dave Spikey worked as a biomedical scientist for over 25 years at the Royal Bolton Hospital for many years, he is more qualified to comment about the NHS than someone who is from outside the NHS. wsw69
  • Score: 20

12:08am Sat 1 Mar 14

wsw69 says...

lammypie wrote:
Can't agree that Dave Spikey is unfunny- Peter Kay steals a living in my opinion- he makes 20 mins material last for 60 by repeating the joke at least twice (albeit ) & his fans laugh again at the same joke- nice work if you can get it. Phoenix Nights & the forerunner 'That Peter Kay Thing' were top drawer. Just can't be doing with his stand-up! Oh, and McGuiness steals a living as well!!
Peter Kay can't be that unfunny. He holds the official world record for a standup comedian. Performed to more than 1.2 million people in the UK. He also holds the record as the only artist in the world ever to play forty sold out nights at an arena, as well as a tour that performed 140 shows.

I'd say you are in a minority as the facts speak completely against what you say. And with a net worth of £40 million +, I doubt he really couldn't give a fr1g what anyone thinks. I know I wouldn't!
[quote][p][bold]lammypie[/bold] wrote: Can't agree that Dave Spikey is unfunny- Peter Kay steals a living in my opinion- he makes 20 mins material last for 60 by repeating the joke at least twice (albeit ) & his fans laugh again at the same joke- nice work if you can get it. Phoenix Nights & the forerunner 'That Peter Kay Thing' were top drawer. Just can't be doing with his stand-up! Oh, and McGuiness steals a living as well!![/p][/quote]Peter Kay can't be that unfunny. He holds the official world record for a standup comedian. Performed to more than 1.2 million people in the UK. He also holds the record as the only artist in the world ever to play forty sold out nights at an arena, as well as a tour that performed 140 shows. I'd say you are in a minority as the facts speak completely against what you say. And with a net worth of £40 million +, I doubt he really couldn't give a fr1g what anyone thinks. I know I wouldn't! wsw69
  • Score: 14

12:12am Sat 1 Mar 14

wsw69 says...

And as for Amir Khan, he's just effing arrogant!
And as for Amir Khan, he's just effing arrogant! wsw69
  • Score: 18

12:57pm Sat 1 Mar 14

lammypie says...

wsw69 wrote:
lammypie wrote:
Can't agree that Dave Spikey is unfunny- Peter Kay steals a living in my opinion- he makes 20 mins material last for 60 by repeating the joke at least twice (albeit ) & his fans laugh again at the same joke- nice work if you can get it. Phoenix Nights & the forerunner 'That Peter Kay Thing' were top drawer. Just can't be doing with his stand-up! Oh, and McGuiness steals a living as well!!
Peter Kay can't be that unfunny. He holds the official world record for a standup comedian. Performed to more than 1.2 million people in the UK. He also holds the record as the only artist in the world ever to play forty sold out nights at an arena, as well as a tour that performed 140 shows.

I'd say you are in a minority as the facts speak completely against what you say. And with a net worth of £40 million +, I doubt he really couldn't give a fr1g what anyone thinks. I know I wouldn't!
I can't disagree with his popularity etc but you haven't refuted my comments re repetition re repetition re repetition!!!
[quote][p][bold]wsw69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lammypie[/bold] wrote: Can't agree that Dave Spikey is unfunny- Peter Kay steals a living in my opinion- he makes 20 mins material last for 60 by repeating the joke at least twice (albeit ) & his fans laugh again at the same joke- nice work if you can get it. Phoenix Nights & the forerunner 'That Peter Kay Thing' were top drawer. Just can't be doing with his stand-up! Oh, and McGuiness steals a living as well!![/p][/quote]Peter Kay can't be that unfunny. He holds the official world record for a standup comedian. Performed to more than 1.2 million people in the UK. He also holds the record as the only artist in the world ever to play forty sold out nights at an arena, as well as a tour that performed 140 shows. I'd say you are in a minority as the facts speak completely against what you say. And with a net worth of £40 million +, I doubt he really couldn't give a fr1g what anyone thinks. I know I wouldn't![/p][/quote]I can't disagree with his popularity etc but you haven't refuted my comments re repetition re repetition re repetition!!! lammypie
  • Score: 1

2:37pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Replytohatersandscum says...

MrsB11 wrote:
I wonder which community this is aimed for and which community will benefit from it. This will "make Bolton better" for the Asians
dumb **** **** off then we dont need your kind here in bolton anyway you lazy bum
[quote][p][bold]MrsB11[/bold] wrote: I wonder which community this is aimed for and which community will benefit from it. This will "make Bolton better" for the Asians[/p][/quote]dumb **** **** off then we dont need your kind here in bolton anyway you lazy bum Replytohatersandscum
  • Score: -58

4:43pm Sat 1 Mar 14

George X says...

Replytohatersandscum wrote:
MrsB11 wrote:
I wonder which community this is aimed for and which community will benefit from it. This will "make Bolton better" for the Asians
dumb **** **** off then we dont need your kind here in bolton anyway you lazy bum
Haha, whats the matter ? the jigs up mate didn't you know !
[quote][p][bold]Replytohatersandscum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrsB11[/bold] wrote: I wonder which community this is aimed for and which community will benefit from it. This will "make Bolton better" for the Asians[/p][/quote]dumb **** **** off then we dont need your kind here in bolton anyway you lazy bum[/p][/quote]Haha, whats the matter ? the jigs up mate didn't you know ! George X
  • Score: 7

6:27pm Sat 1 Mar 14

wsw69 says...

lammypie wrote:
wsw69 wrote:
lammypie wrote:
Can't agree that Dave Spikey is unfunny- Peter Kay steals a living in my opinion- he makes 20 mins material last for 60 by repeating the joke at least twice (albeit ) & his fans laugh again at the same joke- nice work if you can get it. Phoenix Nights & the forerunner 'That Peter Kay Thing' were top drawer. Just can't be doing with his stand-up! Oh, and McGuiness steals a living as well!!
Peter Kay can't be that unfunny. He holds the official world record for a standup comedian. Performed to more than 1.2 million people in the UK. He also holds the record as the only artist in the world ever to play forty sold out nights at an arena, as well as a tour that performed 140 shows.

I'd say you are in a minority as the facts speak completely against what you say. And with a net worth of £40 million +, I doubt he really couldn't give a fr1g what anyone thinks. I know I wouldn't!
I can't disagree with his popularity etc but you haven't refuted my comments re repetition re repetition re repetition!!!
Lammypie - I'm not going to refute your comment, a lot of his stuff is repetition. And if he finds that audiences get lots to laugh about with certain popular jokes, then why change a 'recipe' that works?

Michael McIntyre, Rhod Gilbert, Ken Dodd to name a few, and many many other comics use repetetive material, but they do also come up with new stuff too.

I can agree why some people don't think Peter is funny, or other comics for that matter, Each to their own. It wouldn't do for us all to like the same kind of stuff.
[quote][p][bold]lammypie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wsw69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lammypie[/bold] wrote: Can't agree that Dave Spikey is unfunny- Peter Kay steals a living in my opinion- he makes 20 mins material last for 60 by repeating the joke at least twice (albeit ) & his fans laugh again at the same joke- nice work if you can get it. Phoenix Nights & the forerunner 'That Peter Kay Thing' were top drawer. Just can't be doing with his stand-up! Oh, and McGuiness steals a living as well!![/p][/quote]Peter Kay can't be that unfunny. He holds the official world record for a standup comedian. Performed to more than 1.2 million people in the UK. He also holds the record as the only artist in the world ever to play forty sold out nights at an arena, as well as a tour that performed 140 shows. I'd say you are in a minority as the facts speak completely against what you say. And with a net worth of £40 million +, I doubt he really couldn't give a fr1g what anyone thinks. I know I wouldn't![/p][/quote]I can't disagree with his popularity etc but you haven't refuted my comments re repetition re repetition re repetition!!![/p][/quote]Lammypie - I'm not going to refute your comment, a lot of his stuff is repetition. And if he finds that audiences get lots to laugh about with certain popular jokes, then why change a 'recipe' that works? Michael McIntyre, Rhod Gilbert, Ken Dodd to name a few, and many many other comics use repetetive material, but they do also come up with new stuff too. I can agree why some people don't think Peter is funny, or other comics for that matter, Each to their own. It wouldn't do for us all to like the same kind of stuff. wsw69
  • Score: 5

6:51pm Sat 1 Mar 14

united99 says...

HE CAN DO WHAT HE WANTS GUYS - IT'S HIS MONEY....
IF YOU WANT TO HOLD YOUR WEDDING THERE THEN IT'S UP TO YOU OTHER WISE THERE'S ALWAYS THE LOCAL POLISH CHURCH !!!
HE CAN DO WHAT HE WANTS GUYS - IT'S HIS MONEY.... IF YOU WANT TO HOLD YOUR WEDDING THERE THEN IT'S UP TO YOU OTHER WISE THERE'S ALWAYS THE LOCAL POLISH CHURCH !!! united99
  • Score: -4

9:22pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Greasy Chip Butty says...

Here is a Bolton lad investing money in the town, which will be good for local companies and the local economy, yet some prejudiced folk on here are still whinging.
Here is a Bolton lad investing money in the town, which will be good for local companies and the local economy, yet some prejudiced folk on here are still whinging. Greasy Chip Butty
  • Score: -52

12:24pm Sun 2 Mar 14

mark foley says...

I TAKE IT ITS FOR ASIAN WEDDING !!!!! IN A ASIAN AREA , WITH ASIAN MONEY , AND COSTING US NOTHING , MAKES A CHANGE THEM NOT CONVERTING A BRITISH BUILDING INTO ANOTHER ASIAN HANGOUT
I TAKE IT ITS FOR ASIAN WEDDING !!!!! IN A ASIAN AREA , WITH ASIAN MONEY , AND COSTING US NOTHING , MAKES A CHANGE THEM NOT CONVERTING A BRITISH BUILDING INTO ANOTHER ASIAN HANGOUT mark foley
  • Score: 2

1:10pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Albinosupport says...

mdavies11 wrote:
No way I'd spend 5 million on a wedding even if I was totally rich and that.
( I thought he already got married )
Its not for a wedding its for a Wedding Venue, somewhere people get married and have their receptions
[quote][p][bold]mdavies11[/bold] wrote: No way I'd spend 5 million on a wedding even if I was totally rich and that. ( I thought he already got married )[/p][/quote]Its not for a wedding its for a Wedding Venue, somewhere people get married and have their receptions Albinosupport
  • Score: 0

12:15pm Wed 5 Mar 14

johnnyjackson says...

If he has the money why wouldnt and shouldnt he invest in the future, rather than gambling it away like other communities would
If he has the money why wouldnt and shouldnt he invest in the future, rather than gambling it away like other communities would johnnyjackson
  • Score: 3

7:34pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Donkey Stone says...

cliff4treasurer wrote:
Andy Higham says...

£5,000,00 to build a state of the art luxury venue/restaurant. Bolton council spent just 10% less than that tarting up and slopping a bit of paint on the market. Who is getting ripped off? Not Amir

The council have just spent £7,000,000 tarting up the town hall!
Perhaps they should be employing the Khan family to project manage any future building work, which will give Amir something to do when he "retires"?
No, he is going to become a Driving Instructor
[quote][p][bold]cliff4treasurer[/bold] wrote: Andy Higham says... £5,000,00 to build a state of the art luxury venue/restaurant. Bolton council spent just 10% less than that tarting up and slopping a bit of paint on the market. Who is getting ripped off? Not Amir The council have just spent £7,000,000 tarting up the town hall! Perhaps they should be employing the Khan family to project manage any future building work, which will give Amir something to do when he "retires"?[/p][/quote]No, he is going to become a Driving Instructor Donkey Stone
  • Score: 1

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