WORK has begun to demolish an iconic Evesham pub to make way for flats purposely built for people with learning and physical disabilities.
The Oldfellows Arms, on Briar Close, was sold in 2014 to the social housing developer, Bromford, who have now begun work to build 14 one-bed flats and overnight staff accommodation after gaining planning permission back in September last year.
It’s hoped the apartment block will be open by the Autumn.
Andy Rhoades, development manager at Bromford said: “The MyPlace scheme we are building at this site has 14 self-contained one-bedroom apartments specifically designed to provide a safe and secure home for people living with long term conditions and support needs.
“There will also be a resource hub in the building with a lounge, meeting room and kitchen providing a social area for customers, their friends and family to enjoy.
“We hope that the scheme will be ready for our customers to move into during Autumn 2016,” he added.