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Renovation of former Hyson Green factory completed as tenants set to move it

Tenants will soon begin to move into new flats at an old textiles factory and warehousing site in Hyson Green.

Part of the regeneration project has been to revamp a building at the Holland Street site called Westbridge House, the first phase to convert the old Victorian factory and the second to build an extension.

Developers said there had been a strong interest from young professionals and families, with new residents set to move in later this year.

Alan Forsyth, managing director of Hockley Developments, said: “Westbridge House provides a total of 27 one, two and three-bedroomed flats which have been specifically targeted at young professionals and families within the area.

“There is a clear demand for good quality dwelling units locally and we have worked tirelessly with the council and local agents to ensure we are providing the correct tenure.

“To this end, we have designed large communal amenity spaces into the scheme with strategic landscaping to support families residing within the building.

“This has been a consistent point raised by local agents, that developments should provide a good level of amenity to residents wherever possible.

“We are looking to include these kinds of spaces across all our developments.

“We are excited to welcome the new residents into their homes in spring this year.

A view of work underway in Holland Street, Hyson Green.
A view of work underway in Holland Street, Hyson Green.

“The Westbridge House building has now almost entirely sold out to a mix of young professionals and families and the feedback so far has been amazing.”

Client services manager at Sherwood Sales and Lettings, Remi Mason, said: “With large double bedrooms, and a lot of natural light from the Victorian-style double glazed windows, and the modern bathrooms and kitchens these will make a great home.

“I have already seen a lot of demand from young families and young professionals – with the duplexes and three beds particularly popular.

“With more people working from home, having an extra bedroom, and with fibre internet included for free in every apartment, these are an excellent choice – and being only walking distance into the city centre is very attractive.

“We look forward to welcoming new owners to their homes in spring this year.”

The Angelace House block at the site has had its original elevations maintained with new timber-framed, modular construction being used to create a new block of 14 one bedroom flats.

Mr Forsyth added: “To support the community and help the local area reach its social housing targets, we have brokered a deal on the 14 units within the Angelace House block which have now all been purchased by a local social housing provider.

“We are confident that this influx of people, just off Radford Road, will be a positive influence on the local area and will only support the existing community that is already thriving locally.”