Stapleford building society The Nottingham to close for three months – for £250,000 revamp
MORE than £250,000 will be spent improving a building society.
The Stapleford branch of The Nottingham will close on December 5 for three months so refurbishment can take place.
The new Derby Road store will include a flagship office which has been welcomed by others.
Ian Plumb of Two For Tea, in Derby Road, said: “We are supportive of this project and we would like to see other things like it happen across the town.
“We need to attract more retailers and try and get companies like Wilko’s and Boots to fill some of the empty units.
“The street is looking pretty poor at the minute so this has been needed for a while.”
During the development, two shop units and four flats in Church Street will also be renovated and once the project is complete the shops will be rented out to new businesses.
Lorraine Giddings, head of branch network at The Nottingham, said: “This work will cost over a quarter of a million pounds and represents a significant investment and commitment to the Stapleford community.
“We have written to our building society and estate agency customers to apologise for any inconvenience and offer alternative ways in which they can conduct business during the refurbishment.
“We will continue to market all properties that are for sale with our estate agency and update our customers on the sales process.
“The refurbishment will include us putting in a new structural steel frame at ground floor level to create an open plan branch with three new private rooms and a bespoke cashier’s counter.
“This is a major project that we have had in the pipeline for many years and I am delighted that it is now taking place. I am sure it will be a branch that we can all be proud of once the work is complete.”
While the building society is closed, customers can continue to make transactions at nearby branches in Long Eaton, Ilkeston, Beeston and Wollaton.
Stapleford Town Council leader Jackie Williams said: “The borough council has leased the former police station across the road for the contractors to use during the work.
“It is good that the empty building will be used and at the same time bring in some money.
“The redevelopment is part of the gateway to Stapleford so it is a very important investment for the town.”
As part of the improvements to this area of Stapleford we have been given permission from Broxtowe Borough Council to Improve The Planters in the area too. We are currently fundraising for this project, please contact us if interested.