New role for Lynn's former job centre
Lovell House, which was home to Lynn Job Centre until three years ago, is being refurbished and converted into a mix of residential homes and office suites.
There will be 27 apartments on the first and second floors and four self-contained offices on the ground floor, all expected to be ready to be sold or for let early this summer.
It means a new role for the town centre office block on the corner of the Tuesday Market Place in St Nicholas Street which was occupied by job services until that department moved to the borough council offices in March 2018.
There will be a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments on the upper floors in a price range of £130,000 to £169,000.
Rob Stevens, based at Haart's Lynn office, which is marketing the residential units together with Brittons, said that there was already a lot of interest and some had been reserved.
He said: “It is a great location and a real opportunity for first-time buyers and investors. Each apartment will be ready for buyers to move in and comes with an allocated parking space.”
He expects that all three phases of the development will be complete in three to four months.
Three of the four offices suites will have frontage to St Nicholas Street ad they will all have street access and dedicated parking at the back.
They will be mostly open plan and provide flexible accommodation suitable for a wide range of trades and business uses including office, clinic, surgery, showroom/display.
They will be available to let or for sale and Alison Richardson, from agent Brown and Co's commercial department, said that most of the interest so far has come from the letting sector.