Westlife’s Shane Filan is reportedly building an old folks' home.

According to The Sun, the singer is behind the building of a £5m nursing home in his native Sligo, Ireland, hoping it will be the first of many.

Shane and brother Finbarr run the company Shafin Developments together.

They have reportedly just been granted planning permission to build the old folks' home - and have plans to construct more, as well as luxury apartments and a shopping centre elsewhere.

"Shane is looking at life after the band and believes property development is it," a source told the paper.

The source added: "People are living longer these days, and he firmly believes demand will soon outweigh supply when it comes to care homes.

"As well as being a lucrative nest egg, Shane is also putting something back into the local community."

It's thought the development will create 300 jobs in the area.

Earlier this year, Shane's wife Gillian gave birth to their third child.