The old building burnt down in 2007, also causing damage to our building over the road.
The council knocked the fire damaged building down and Kamani Property Group purchased the site, temporarily using the land as a car park, whilst going through the planning process.
Planning granted in 2017 for a 7 storey building (5 floors, plus ground and basement), housing office accommodation and either retail, restaurant or drinking establishments on the ground floor and basement.
Work is currently well under way, estimated to be complete towards the end of 2021.
The original part of the building (including doorway, arched window and iron fretwork) that survived the fire is being sympathetically restored and incorporated into the new structure.
Site is 4,700 sq/ft, new building will be 32,000 sq/ft overall.