Monday, April 15, 2024

Planning decision gives green light to new apartments in Burton

East Midlands property investor, ALB Group, which has pledged to revive the country’s high streets, has been granted planning permission to convert the top two floors of a former job centre in Burton on Trent.

This first phase of the project will create 25 flats with the intention of a secondary application to convert the remainder of the building.

When the first phase refurbishment of Crown House in New Street is complete, it will be transformed into one- and two-bedroom apartments.

Arran Bailey, Managing Director at ALB Group, said: “This will be our second project in the town this year and we are excited to bring it to fruition. The former Job Centre building has stood empty for a few years now – no-one wants to see empty buildings in their town.

“Our ethos is to revive the country’s high streets through the regeneration of high-profile buildings. We have spent the last year looking at the site and working out what the community needs and how we can best transform the building.”

The Nottinghamshire-headquartered developer purchased and completed the acquisition of the 55,000 sq ft building on Friday, December 1. It comes on the back of the firm’s 10-apartment transformation of the space above Oxfam/Peacocks in the town.

Ed Hall, JV Partner with ALB, is spearheading the project, and said: “Once complete, the converted high-end apartments will have appeal across the board but particularly to professionals and first-time buyers. In addition, the ground floor of the building will be transformed into an amenity space for a residents’ gym and other facilities.”

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