Flats to be built on former Wellingborough pub site

Simon Preston, Cllr Graham Lawman, Tim Davy and Cllr Robert Hawkes

Simon Preston, Cllr Graham Lawman, Tim Davy and Cllr Robert Hawkes

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Work to transform a former pub into affordable homes has begun.

The site of the Dun Cow pub in Gold Street, Wellingborough, is being turned into a £2.5m development in which 26 flats will be built for Wellingborough Homes.

The development will feature a mixture of six two-bedroom flats and 20 one-bedroom flats.

Work on the scheme, which recently received £530,000 of funding from the Homes and Communities Agency, is being carried out by property developer Westleigh Developments and is expected to be finished by next summer.

Chief executive of Wellingborough Homes Dave Willis said: “We are pleased to be able to start work at the site on what is a very important development and part of our commitment to building 115 new homes for the people of Wellingborough over the coming year.

“This development will transform the disused site and provide 26 new homes in Wellingborough, contributing to addressing the shortage of affordable homes within the borough.”

Wellingborough mayor Graham Lawman said: “It’s great to see work starting on this development.

“The building of these homes will help people on the housing waiting list, and also, because they will be within walking distance of our town centre, they will contribute to wider regeneration plans.”

The pub’s sign has been presented to Wellingborough Museum.

Wellingborough Homes has already invested £16 million in five schemes across the borough.