Planning Permission Secured for Apartments in Historic Derby City Centre Grade II Listed Building.
Planning permission has been granted for the renovation of the first and second floor of the Bell & Castle Public House in Derby. Built in 1801 the building was originally a terrace of weaver’s cottages.
One of the cottages became a public house and over time the pub extended to encompass the ground floor of several of the cottages. The first floor of the building is currently divided into a series of bedsits with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. The second floor has been sealed off since the 1950’s and is only accessible by a stepladder.
The frontage of the public house will remain unchanged, the sash windows will be refurbished and the building given a fresh exterior. The renovation project will see the first and second floor converted in to 6 self-contained apartments. Access to the apartments will be via a private, raised walkway at the back of the building.
The planning permission secured for this scheme is important in revitalising an important Grade II Listed building in an area of Derby which is re-establishing itself as a desirable area to live just outside of the city centre. The scheme brings back floor space that has been redundant for many years and replaces poor quality bedsits with attractive apartments.
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