The Parklands site was a public housing scheme developed in the 1960s.
The building was converted to 45no. private rented apartments in the late 1990s.
Sarcon 3 and RPP Architects submitted a planning application (Z/2008/0728/F) in March 2008 proposing to demolish the building and develop 165no. apartments with associated car parking and landscaping. The application was approved in March 2015.
A fire in April 2015 caused substantial internal damage and resulted in the re-housing of a number of residents.
The building was subsequently vacated and in October 2015 the land was placed on the market by Simon Brien. Offers were invited in the region of £2.25m.
The 3.27 acre site sold during early 2016.
Kirk Bryson and Co Ltd submitted a planning application (LA04/2017/0043/F) in December 2016 proposing to demolish the existing building and develop 104no. apartments with associated, car parking and landscaping. The application was approved in January 2018.
Osborne King placed the site on the market in March 2018 with a guide price of £3m.
HB Building Property Services Ltd submitted a planning application (LA04/2019/0025/F) in December 2018 proposing to demolish the existing building and develop 90no. apartments with associated car parking and landscaping. The proposed scheme comprises 3no. blocks of apartments, each with 3no. 1 bed studios, 13no. 1 bed apartments, 12no. 2 bed apartments and 2no. 3 bed apartments. The application was approved in September 2019.
P&K McKaigue Ltd commenced demolition and site enabling works during August 2020.