Job centre, on Lombard Street, Newark, to be redeveloped after is stood empty for more than two years
A job centre that has stood empty for more than two years is set to get a new lease of life as it is to be redeveloped.
Nottingham-based developer 2GP Ltd have bought the building, on Lombard Street in Newark, after a year of negotiations.
Now work is set to start to transform the three-storey former office building into flats.
The 1970s-built concrete-framed building was sold by Nottingham commercial property estate agents and consultants FHP and bought for an undisclosed sum by 2GP.
The developers said the ambitious project will rejuvenate a neglected part of the street, which will soon see 18 high-spec one-bedroom apartments.
Planning permission for the new apartments was granted by Newark and Sherwood District Council earlier this month. They are expected to come to the market early next year.
Arran Bailey, director at 2GP, said: “We are thrilled to be able to finally start work, after a year of complex negotiations and a lot of patience. This will be a high-quality housing project, which will really boost that part of Newark.”
Co-director Edward Hall said: “This is a well-known prominent building in the town centre of Newark, which is crying out for redevelopment. It will now be brought back to life with style and quality.
“The development has a fantastic central location having easy access to all local facilities, employment and transport.”