A West Norfolk housing association has welcomed the start of demolition work on the site of Lynn’s former Zoots nightclub and Pilot cinema.
Freebridge Community Housing secured planning permission from West Norfolk Council to pull down the building and build 25 homes in its place last November.
And contractors moved onto the land on John Kennedy Road on Monday, March 24, to start demolishing the building, which had stood empty for the past four years.
Colin Davison, Freebridge’s director of property, said: “We’re pleased to see the work at the former Zoots nightclub and Pilot Cinema has finally started.
“To be able to build new homes for people who really need them is very important to Freebridge.
“Work on the site has started well and we look forward to seeing the buildings taking shape over the next year.”
When the development is eventually completed, seven houses and 18 flats will stand on the site.