ANOTHER of Stourbridge’s ancient structures is to be was residences.

The Bell Lodge at the nook of Bell Side road and Marketplace Side road, which was once constructed nearly 200 years in the past, is to be was 14 studio one and two-bed flats after making plans permission was once granted for the challenge.

Dudley planners gave popularity of the scheme which is being delivered through Claremont Belongings Workforce – the developer in the back of the multi-million pound residential conversion of Stourbridge’s Grade II indexed Carnegie library at the nook of Church Side road and Hagley Highway.

Andy Robinson, trade building supervisor at Claremont Belongings Workforce, mentioned: “We’re more than happy to be given the chance to deliver every other essential Stourbridge landmark again into use.

“This challenge will breathe new lifestyles into The Bell and provides house owners the danger to buy top quality, trendy dwelling in some way that celebrates the nature and conventional options of an ancient construction.

“We have been one of the vital first builders to look the residential possible in Stourbridge for first time consumers, execs at the transfer and the ones having a look to downsize. Even though we will have embarked upon a extra standard residential building, we needed to construct at the good fortune of The Outdated Library within the the city centre, which gives house owners with an absolutely distinctive enjoy. It’s been extremely well-liked for the ones taking their first steps at the assets ladder thru Assist to Purchase. We consider there’s a transparent native call for for getting a slice of historical past.”

First inbuilt 1820, the three-storey Outdated Bell operated as a training inn, ahead of changing into a circle of relatives business lodge and posting area with corn alternate vaults.

The venue, which hosted the President’s Annual Unfold attended through lots of Stourbridge’s main tradesmen, contained a billiards room with two tables provided through Burroughes and Watts, an exterior backyard and stables, and its personal bowling inexperienced lawn, described because the “best within the nation”.

By way of 1965 it had change into the pub’s automotive park. Maximum just lately the venue functioned as a nightclub and public area however it has lain empty for a while.

Claremont Belongings Workforce, which was once based in 1999 through Manjit Deol and his sister Perm Saini, is construction a name for repurposing and restoring the unique options of ancient construction inventory, into thrilling fresh dwelling areas.

Previous this yr the valuables developer finished paintings on a two-year conversion challenge to show Stourbridge’s Outdated Library, which dates again to 1905, into 22 luxurious flats.

Lots of the landmark construction’s unique architectural options had been maintained together with decorative, terracotta detailing to the façade, a spiral staircase, bespoke plasterwork – whilst stained glass home windows, that includes photographs of William Shakespeare and the physicist Lord Kelvin, had been restored or replicated all over the works which have been finished in July.

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