THE transformation of a former social club site into a three-storey apartment complex is set to start this month.

In July, plans were approved to demolish Richmonds Social Club in Latchford to make way for the development, which is spearheaded by Weaver Vale Housing Trust.

The housing association will build 41 homes for affordable rent on the Richmond Street site as part of its first development project in Warrington.

Richmonds closed last summer following the sale of the land by owner Glen Dimplex Home Appliances.

Gareth Rigby, director of property at Weaver Vale Housing Trust, says that the move represents a commitment to improve housing opportunities for people of all ages throughout Cheshire.

“We are dedicated to addressing housing shortages by providing safe, affordable homes for all across the county,” he said.

“The Latchford site is our first development in Warrington, and we are delighted that work is set to begin shortly.

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Richmonds Social Club closed last summer

“These new homes will be offered at affordable rent and will transform the area formerly occupied by the social club.

“We look forward to making a positive impact on the community in Latchford and seeing these plans take shape.”

Richard Harrison, managing director of Lane End Group which will be carrying out the work, added: “This is really exciting news.

“We are delighted to enter another partnership with Weaver Vale Housing Trust so soon following our recent announcement of our partnership in Winsford.

“We are committed to developing and enhancing communities wherever we build and are delighted to be bringing forward the redevelopment of the former Richmonds Social Club.”

In the next few weeks, Weaver Vale Housing Trust and Lane End’s social enterprise ‘New Beginnings’ will launch a job recruitment push to give opportunities to local people across the borough.