A FORMER Trowbridge public home which has been closed for the previous 4 years is to be transformed into eight flats.

The Ship Inn in Frome Street closed in March 2018 however has now been acquired by builders Stone Developments Wiltshire Ltd.

Wiltshire Council granted permission to the earlier proprietor, Gold Star Property Funding, in September 2019 for a change of use and extension to offer eight self-contained flats.

However the property has now been acquired by the Hilperton-based growth firm.

Craig Stone, director of Stone Developments Wiltshire, stated: “It’s official. We at the moment are the proud new homeowners of ‘The Ship Inn’ in Trowbridge.

“We’ve stored our eyes on this undertaking for quite a lot of years now and are excited to crack on with the conversion of the present pub into flats, as per plans handed by the earlier proprietor.”

Stone Developments Wiltshire Restricted was based in 2014 by property builders Craig and Kerry Stone.

The native, unbiased family-owned firm has accomplished over 40 developments and properties consisting of renovations, conversions, extensions and new builds.

Mr Stone, 32, stated he and Kerry, 31, had paid £740,000 for The Ship Inn, and hope to offer 4 one-bedroom and 4 two-bedroom flats on the market, with costs starting from £130,000 to £160,000.

He added: “We’re bringing the previous pub again to life and shall be offering self-contained flats at reasonably priced and life like costs.”

The corporate’s web site says their portfolio “displays the aspirations of a much wider vary of residence consumers and tenants”.

Their work to date encompasses residential developments, combined use schemes, refurbished historic buildings and industrial premises.

They are saying: “We work with an incredible workforce of native tradespeople and professionals and are happy with our monitor file in attaining planning consents, our status and a spotlight to element.

“We goal to enhance and develop properties and land throughout Wiltshire. We pleasure ourselves on bringing trendy design and high quality to repurpose unoccupied buildings and enhance the native panorama.

“Holding a powerful ardour for consideration to element and high-quality finishes, our important purpose is to convey properties again to life and develop land, to offer high quality properties for native folks, whether or not that’s within the gross sales or non-public rental market.”

The pub’s rear automotive park was used till just lately by an unbiased automotive wash enterprise linked to Gold Star however has now been fenced off.