The building was the original location of Elliott & Son butchers which closed in December 2010 following the death of proprietor Ashley Peacock. In October 2014, Yasmeen decided to rent the empty premises and convert it into a community centre after losing her job with the closure of Weatherfield Community Library. She attempted to undertake the project alone, but managed to convince Sharif to help her set up when she was denied council funding. It was opened on 24th October.
Having been found guilty of causing Gary Windass actual bodily harm, Roy Cropper was ordered to complete 100 hours community service as oppose to a custodial sentence and began serving out his hours cleaning at Jamila House in January 2015.