Maxey Grounds & Co is delighted to be the managing agents coordinating part of the £1.9million lottery-funded regeneration of Wisbech High Street. We’ve been involved in improving the area for the past three years and our role involves working with the Heritage Lottery funding committees, undertaking planning applications, attending site meetings and much more.
We are keeping a photo diary to be able to chart the changes being made but to give you an update on what has happened recently: One of the biggest achievements lately has been securing planning consent to convert the upper levels of the premises at 13 – 17 High Street.
This is a building with a rich history on the High Street having been in the same family membership since it was first built in 1925. Back then the first floor was Boro Café which was then replaced by the very popular Purdy’s Coffee bar in 1960. In the 1970’s it was converted again this time into a snooker hall but has been vacant for almost 40 years.
Meanwhile, the ground floor has had many different uses including as a travel agents, dry cleaners, estate agents and jewellery shop among others!
The planning consent we’ve secured allows for the conversion of the upper floors into three one-bedroom flats and one two-bedroom maisonette. It also includes some amendments to the shop fronts.
We hope that work will commence in the New Year, but will keep you updated as we progress.