This Grade II listed building was built in 1830 as a residence in a classical style with Corinthian capitals. It was converted into a shop and underwent a major Arts and Crafts extension. Later, it became the Liberal Party Club.

It was purchased by the Borough Council in 2004 in a derelict state after being vacant for 15 years. The Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust developed the initial feasibility study, and obtained planning permission for the restoration of Brett's to its original form and condition, with the aim of turning it into accommodation for homeless young people. The Aspire Young Persons' Centre was opened in September 2009, with 17 flats and communal and support accommodation. 

Thanks to the repairs done, it has been removed from the buildings at risk register.

The Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust worked in partnership with the Benjamin Foundation to make this project possible, with it costing £3.2 million.