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Victorian Sunday School building could become apartments

A former fabrics warehouse which still bares the name of a Victorian-era Sunday School could become 14 assisted living apartments if plans are approved.

The building on Basford Road, built in around 1899, was once the home of the Baptist Centenary Sunday School.

It was used by the nearby Basford Road Baptist Church, which remains open to this day.

While the building is now vacant it had been converted for light industrial uses including its most recent inhabitant Sherwood Fabrics.

The business is now permanently closed.

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Planning documents state the developers, Nottingham-based ARC Design Studio, want a “conversion of the existing commercial fabric distribution centre and warehouse into 14 assisted living dwelling-houses.”

The former Baptist Centenary Sunday School built in around 1899

The documents say: “The building is to be retained in its entirety with works undertaken to restore and re-instate original features to promote residential community within the area.

“Existing apertures within the buildings façade are to be reinstated by removing infilling red brick masonry and installing new glazing, sensitive
to that presently installed on site to match and provide two windows minimum to each residence.”

Developer ARC says the scheme will have “sufficient parking” for all 14 residents.

Nottingham City Council is currently considering the proposals.

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