Pubs have suffered during the economic downturn, with closures at a rate of nearly four a day. The industry has been grappling with spiralling costs, sinking sales, fragile consumer confidence and the impact of the smoking ban.
The former Windmill Public House with its two bars, function room and five bedrooms in Roman Road, Southwick suffered a similar fate. Acquired by Wilmington Homes, on a Subject to Contract and Planning basis, in 2010, Adur District Council gave permission for the 1934 brick building to be demolished and redeveloped.
Land & Brand New Homes’ Strategic Land Director, Bob Hilder, picks up the story: “We acquired the site for clients who have built 7 three-bed houses, 3 two-bed flats and 3 one-bed flats in a flat-roofed block between 2 and 4 storeys high. There is also provision for 13 parking spaces, a covered bicycle store and storage sheds.”
“We applaud the Local Authority’s permission to redevelop this site residentially, as the site is situated in a high profile main road location with the A27 to the north, and it is in a well-established residential area of properties built mainly between the 1930s and 1960s.”
Callaways Estate Agents are delighted to offer these brand new homes on behalf of developers Griston Lehaise Cross LLP. For further details, contact Callaways on 01273-735237 or email email@example.com .