Next phase of Ilkeston town centre regeneration revealed

Plans for the next phase of the regeneration of Ilkeston town centre have been revealed.

Developer ALB Commercial Investments has announced that a new show apartment, based at former Co-op department store, is now ready for public viewing.

Councillors approved the plans to convert the upper floors of the former Co-op building into 73 one and two-bedroom apartments back in March 2017, after the firm turned the bottom section of the property into retail units.

Arran Bailey, company director of ALB Commercial Investments, said: “We are delighted to announce that the public will be able to view our work for themselves. We have worked hard on amending our plans to meet the Council’s requirements over the last few months, and this dedication has now come to a head with the show flat being released.

“The demand for housing in Ilkeston is rife, and there was a distinct need to bring increased footfall back to the town since the closure of the old Co-op department store back in 2013.”

The new development will include 73 one and two-bedroom apartments on the first and second floors and a car park. The plans also included external alterations to the fabric of the building, extensions to the roof and additional and replacement windows.