Former pub in Gedling could be demolished to make way for new apartment block

 Former pub in Gedling could be demolished to make way for new apartment block

PICTURED: An artist’s impression of the new apartment block that could replace The Phoenix

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A former pub in Gedling could be demolished to make way for an apartment block if new plans are approved.

Residents are now being urged to have their say on proposals for The Phoenix site on Shelford Road.

Hockley Developments have submitted plans for construction of a three-storey apartment block containing 26 self-contained flats.

It was received by Gedling Borough Council on Wednesday, September 23.

The application proposals are to demolish the existing buildings on the site and remove the existing vehicular accesses and construct a three-storey apartment block, a new access to Wollaton Avenue, 21 car parking spaces, a bin store and associated landscaping.

PICTURED: The Phoenix before the shutters went up in 2019 (PHOTO: Google)

The pub last traded back in 2019 and there was hope it could be reopened if new tenants were found, but owners the Ei Publican Partnership then announced this year that the pub was being put up for sale.

A spokesman at the time told Gedling Eye: “As part of our on-going business, we do from time to time identify a pub that may no longer have a long-term future in our estate.

“After careful consideration, the decision has been made to sell the freehold of the Phoenix, Gedling.”

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  • This was once a thriving community pub , but unfortunately over the last 10 years or so it has been run down by various Tennant’s and owners .It could still be a very good and profitable pub in the right hands it does need money spending on it but you have approximately 4000 houses on that estate with no local pub to go too

  • More and more houses are being built, and facilities removed to accommodate them. There are now no pubs closer than Mapperley Top or Gedling village.

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