WORCESTER’S MP Robin Walker was on hand to formally unveil a plaque to mark the start of building work at the city’s derelict former fire station.
Developer Guthrie Roberts exciting plans for the iconic building and surrounding site centre on heritage being at the forefront.
Maintaining and respecting the external facade of the building is a priority with, for example, the symbolic fire station entrance bays preserved.
Managing director Ben Roberts said: “Our plans to develop the site into a mix of residential and commercial use include approximately 28 luxury, contemporary apartments, a mix of 1, 2 and 3-beds, to provide options for a broad range of buyers in the heart of Worcester.
“We intend to have an exciting commercial unit on the ground floor. There will be a city garden for residents, external walkways, a courtyard for private car parking and luxurious interiors.
“The commercial space will be accessed from Copenhagen Street, where the current fire engine bay entrances will be renovated to create eye-catching frontages.
“This is a very desirable location with the high street adjacent and Copenhagen street being the main pedestrian thoroughfare from the river to the city centre.”