THE demolition of the Ship Inn in Hereford has started today.
The derelict pub on Cross Street and Ross Road is being demolished to make way for 35 new flats.
Herefordshire Housing is carrying out the work to provide a mixture of one and two bedroom flats- all of which would be affordable rent.
Building is expected to start mid-August.
There is not a finish date for the new build yet but Herefordshire Housing is hoping for the new flats to be completed by April 2019.
Herefordshire Housing is asking for help from county residents to choose a name for the flats.
The name needs to either celebrate local history, celebrate cultural diversity in Herefordshire, recognise national and international noteworthy people, strengthen neighbourhood identity or recognise local wildlife.
The winning entry will be chosen by a team of judges. The person who submits the winning entry wins a family film ticket for the Courtyard in Hereford.
Source: Hereford times. 18 July 2017