New lease of life for shops and flats

15 June 2017 9:21AM

AN ABANDONED stretch of Prudhoe’s high street has been given a new lease of life as a £400,000 development comes to fruition.

The site of the former Windsor Bakery on Front Street has been transformed into two new shops with two new flats above.

The bakery had been standing empty for a number of years and the building no longer met modern standards for retail or residential use. Prudhoe Community Partnership and Karbon Homes have worked together over the last few years on a scheme to revitalise the site.

The Living Over the Shop (LOTS) project was chosen as a way to inject life back into the area.

The £400,000 project was funded by the PCP and Karbon alongside the Homes and Communities Agency and Northumberland County Council.

In August last year, contractor SV Rutter began work on the site creating the new high specification building.

A hairdressing salon and gaming store now occupy the ground floor shop units. And tenants have moved into the two one-bedroom flats on the first floor of the new building.

Eileen Burt of Prudhoe Community Partnership, said: “It has taken a long time to bring this to fruition but it has been well worthwhile. It brings life to the town centre and make it a more attractive place to live and shop.”

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