Ed Sheeran is converting a former police station in his hometown of Framlingham, Suffolk into a youth centre.
The 23-year-old star has reportedly invested £1.6 million into the project.
Speaking to the Sun, Sheeran said: ''I'm really excited about the project.
''I had a youth club from when I was 12 when I grew up which did a battle of the bands every week and that's where I and other bands started playing.''
“Then the land the club was on was sold… and I just went off to London and did shows instead. Now there’s no youth club and nothing to do so it’s a bad situation.”
Sheeran also admits that the club features in his retirement plan, saying: ”The plan when I get older is to end up running that (the youth club) – so I have pretty much planned my retirement.”