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Nursing home turned into flats

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A DERELICT nursing home in St Leonards is set to be transformed into 11 new flats.

St Mary’s, at the junction of Stockleigh Road and Carisbrooke Road, is currently undergoing a complete renovation with work expected to be complete by the end of the year.

The revamp is part of Hastings Borough Council’s and housing association AmicusHorizon’s Coastal Space regeneration project in St Leonards.

The project, which ends next year, will bring a total £6.2 million investment to deliver 51 fully refurbished homes for residents.

Council leader Jeremy Birch visited the site on Friday (April 4) to see how the renovations at the former nursing home were going.

He said: “The aim of the Coastal Space project is to take over the worst of the houses in multiple occupation in central St Leonards, renovate them and improve them, making these suitable for tenants.

“Work at St Mary’s Nursing Home will hopefully finish by the end of this year.

“This is really good news for providing good quality homes in St Leonards.

“It’s also good news for the residents living around that area to see a rundown, derelict building being brought back into use.”

The Coastal Space project was launched two years ago.

Earlier this year a set of rundown bedsits in Stockleigh Road opened to tenants after being given a makeover and turned into seven new apartments.

The Victorian property was transformed by AmicusHorizon to help provide much-needed housing for tenants.

Another property in Carisbrooke Road, currently under renovation, is set to be opened next month.

 

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