A former social club on the edge of Nuneaton, which dates back to the early fifties, looks set to be transformed into a brand new housing development.
The old Ansley Social Club – which closed in 2015 – is being sold by leading Coventry and Warwickshire estate agents Loveitts after the site was granted planning permission for ten new homes.
The site on Birmingham Road in Ansley includes the club and the former Steward’s house as well as the original car park at the back of the property.
North Warwickshire Borough Council has given the green light for both buildings to be demolished to make room for up to ten, two-and-a-half storey homes – possibly a mix of three, four and potentially five-bedroomed houses.
Loveitts is now inviting offers from potential investors, with all proposals due by April 27th.
Director John Pugh believes the sale represents a fantastic opportunity for new house builders as well as the village, which is in much need of additional housing.
“This is a unique and promising investment opportunity for the right company,” he added. “The site is of generous size and has the potential to build up to ten new homes in an area where there is a real need for more accommodation.
“The site is in a very good location and has links to Nuneaton, Coventry and the wider Warwickshire region. It is located at the heart of Ansley which is an attractive village and has access to a number of amenities making it a great location for families looking to buy a home.”
Ansley village has a local Post Office and general convenience store, fish and chip shop, hair and beauty salon and also a public house, the Lord Nelson Public House and Restaurant.
In its heyday, Ansley Social Club was a popular part of the local community with around 11,000 members before the numbers started to dwindle – forcing its closure three years ago.
Mr Pugh added: “Unfortunately, there is no longer a demand for this social club which has been at the heart of Ansley for more than 60 years. However, transforming these derelict buildings into an attractive new housing development will breathe new life into this popular village.
“We are inviting potential developers to submit their proposals by April 27th and hopefully once a suitable offer is accepted, we will see work start immediately to the benefit of Ansley’s many residents and the region as a whole.”