A new £2.5m development on the site of a former derelict pub has welcomed its first occupants.
The Wellingborough Homes scheme has seen a complex comprising of 26 new flats built where the disused Dun Cow pub used to stand in Gold Street, Wellingborough.
The development has six two-bedroom flats and 20 one-bedroom flats, with six of these flats being more spacious with a study room included.
Work on the scheme, which received a cash boost of £530,000 in funding from the Homes and Communities Agency, was completed by Westleigh and residents have now moved into their new homes.
Ray Whittaker, head of property services at Wellingborough Homes, said: “We are delighted to complete this development, which not only provides a significant number of much-needed affordable homes for Wellingborough, but has also resulted in significant visual improvements to what is a main gateway to the town. This development has transformed a disused site.
“We wanted to create something which was both functional but also looked good and was in-keeping with the area.
“The one-bedroom flats are a particularly important element of the scheme as they allow us the opportunity to help people looking to downsize.”
Matthew Moore, property director of Westleigh, said: “We’re thrilled to have worked with Wellingborough Homes to give a new lease of life to a disused area by building much-needed new homes on-site. The scheme will help ease the ever growing demand for affordable housing and is part of our on-going committment to providing affordable properties across the East and West Midlands.”
The Dun Cow pub sign was given to Wellingborough Museum.