Festive News 2017 2017 - Page 33

NEW LANDMARK FOR CITY FESTIVE NEWS • DECEMBER 2017 • PAGE 33 PROVIDING STORAGE SOLUTIONS FOR VIRTUALLY ALL OF YOUR RESIDENTIAL AND BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS Hereford is about to get a new landmark building.  CCTV  ELECTRONIC  ACCESS  SECURE CONTAINED UNITS  ARCHIVE STORAGE COMMERCIAL DOMESTIC 0800 197 4154 www.glosfordsecurestorage.co.uk SELF STORAGE OPENING HOURS: 8am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm Friday, WEEKENDS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Hereford’s No 1 Storage Thousands of cars a day passed the derelict eyesore of the old Ship Inn on the Belmont roundabout, hardly the welcome visitors expect to a historic city. Now it has finally disappeared and Festive News is delighted to show readers what is going up in its place: an iconic well designed block of 35 flats being built to rent by Herefordshire Housing. It will be completed in autumn 2019; they are running a competition to find a name for it. On the other side of the bridge, the even uglier wreck of the fire destroyed riverside Greyfriars Restaurant has also been replaced after decades with a posh and expensive block of private apartments. Meanwhile, the city still waits for the redevelopment of the burnt out shops in High Town to be given the go ahead by Herefordshire Council after seven years of wrangling. The developer, Elevate Property Group of Birmingham have submitted plans for a superb development of two retail units and 18 apartments .The good news is that a major retailer is interested in leasing the larger of the shops. Top: What’s to come. Above: The old Ship Inn Full marks to Herefordshire Housing, the not for profit company which took over all council houses in 2002 for their pro-active approach to creating much needed social housing. The re- generation of The Oval estate at Newton Farm has been a huge success and more projects are about to start. In Blackfriars Street, across the road from the Old Market shopping centre and directly opposite the Edgar Street football stadium work is underway on a block of 51 apartments, 22 for over 50’s, nine for affordable rent and 20 for private rent. Plans for 77 new apartments on the site of the old council offices in Bath Street are currently with Herefordshire Council. Blackfriars Street FU N E R A L D I R E C T O R S – A L L N I G H T S E R V I C E P R I V A T E C H A P E L O F R E S T F A M I L Y B U S I N E S S CO T T E R E L L ST R E E T H E R E F O R D H R 4 0H H T e l e p h o n e : ( 0 1 4 3 2 ) 2 7 2 4 6 5 w w w . b a y l e y b r o t h e r s . c o . u k