Plans to convert the former The Grove Pub in Nottingham into social housing have been submitted.
The historic pub on Castle Boulevard in the city has been empty for years. Now a joint venture between Bmor and Carlton Street Trading could see it converted and extended to create 27 one-and two-bedroom social housing apartments for key workers. Plans include extending the building over the current car park.
The scheme will preserve the existing character of the building while adding contemporary architectural points of interest.
Leonard Design have devised the scheme, that will preserve the existing character of the building while adding contemporary architectural points of interest.
James O’Brien, head of planning at Bmor, said: “A key milestone has been achieved with the planning submission for The Grove and we’re delighted to have reached this stage.”
“The site is quite challenging in terms of the space available and protecting its heritage. This has meant that the plans have been through many iterations so we’re hopeful that this design will not only get the green light but also provide much needed social housing in Nottingham city centre.”
The redevelopment is essential to the building’s survival and its regeneration will be an essential part of injecting new life into this part of Nottingham.
Sam Burt, director at Nottingham firm Carlton Street Trading, added: “Developments such as The Grove are prime examples of how we can bring derelict heritage buildings back into use for the benefit of the community. The building has been boarded up for many years with the external facades starting to show signs of decay, so we really hope we’ll soon be able to give it a new lease of life. The redevelopment is essential to the building’s survival and its regeneration will be an essential part of injecting new life into this part of Nottingham.”