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Newark and Sherwood District Council confirm work ready to begin on plans for Grade-II listed Ollerton Hall carried out by Severns (Ollerton) Limited.





Work is finally set to begin on bringing a historic hall which has been derelict for the past 50 years back into use.

Newark and Sherwood District Council has confirmed that works will now begin on the sympathetic restoration and transformation of Ollerton Hall.

The plans involve converting the 300-year-old Grade-II listed hall in eight apartments.

Work ready to begin on restoring Ollerton Hall. Photo: Newark and Sherwood District Council.
Work ready to begin on restoring Ollerton Hall. Photo: Newark and Sherwood District Council.

Previously plans to develop the site into a care home never came to fruition and the site was re-acquired by the district council in 2016 as they sought a developer who could do justice to the prominent building.

An agreement was made with Severns (Ollerton) Limited in 2021 to come up with plans for the site, which would maintain its historic character and architectural features.

Last year the district council’s planning committee unanimously accepted the plans.

Council leader Paul Peacock, said: “It was very important to us that plans for this beautiful place were respectful and protective.

“We’re really reassured that it’s now in the hands of people who have previous experience in doing fantastic work with heritage buildings and I’m looking forward to seeing the building brought back to life in a way that retains its integrity while bringing it up to date in terms of safety and practicality.”

In addition to the conversion of the hall into eight homes, a new bin and cycle store will be erected, landscaping works will take place and 22 car parking spaces will be added to the site.

Lee Brazier, portfolio holder for housing, said: “We know that this has been a long time coming and we’re really happy to finally be getting it over the line so that work can begin.

“As an Ollerton local, this building means a lot to me; it’s the gateway to the town and it’s been so upsetting for all of us to see it go unused.

“It really is wonderful news that this stunning building will be returned to some of its former glory and shown the care and deference it deserves and I know I share your excitement to see Ollerton Hall looking amazing again.”

A heritage consultant has outlined important conservation work which will be carried out first and the district council will retain ownership of the property until this initial work is complete.

This is expected to take around five months and the district council will appoint a Conservation Clerk of Works who will conduct regular visits during this time to ensure that the work is being carried out to a satisfactory level.



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