Daybrook housing project reaches half way point at former pub site

DEMOLISHED: The old Grove pub in Daybrook

Work to transform a former Daybrook pub into low-cost housing has reached its half way point.

The site on Mansfield Road is set to become 20 new homes in a mixture of one and two bed flats and a semi-detached property. Work started in March and is due to be finished by summer 2016. The council’s development partner on this project is Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA).

In return for the council’s contribution, Gedling residents will receive first choice for the new homes which will be allocated through the council’s housing lettings scheme when the development is complete in the summer of 2016.

This development is part of a wider project to tackle some long standing empty sites across the borough, which also includes the former play area on Dunstan Street in Netherfield and a derelict pub on Cavendish Road, Carlton. These developments will attract £5.6m investment, of which £1.2m is part of the future programmes to be procured with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Councillor Henry Wheeler, Portfolio Holder for Health and Housing, said: “We’re really pleased with the progress of the housing on the former Grove pub site. The first floor is now in and we can start to see how it will look when it’s finished. These homes will provide support for the next generation and we’re delighted to be providing this much needed help.”

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