WORK has started on transforming the former Post Office building on Bromsgrove High Street into a public house, bringing around 20 new full and part-time jobs to the town.
And bosses at Amber Taverns, which has invested £650,000 into the scheme, are hoping the aptly named ‘The Old Post Office’ will be ready to open its doors in December.
The venue will also have its very own rooftop garden so revellers can enjoy a pint in the open during the summer months.
Bromsgrove District Council officers have given the application the go ahead, agreeing to the brewery’s proposal to change the building’s use from Post Office to drinking establishment.
Sam Franklin, Amber Taverns’ project director, said the company was really excited about opening in Bromsgrove.
“When it is finished it will be a modern community pub selling a range of drinks, including several local real ales.”
He added the company had 150 nationwide but the nearest ones to Bromsgrove were in Gloucester, Stourbridge and Wolverhampton.
“We do have a couple of former post offices in our portfolio and like to give a nod to what the buildings were before.
“When the building first came on the market we wanted it but it was too big.
“We kept tabs on it because we were really interested in it and we have been able to do a deal so we have the main building on the left-hand side and the developers will be using the other buildings on the right for other uses.
“We have quite a few pubs in town centres which help bring in footfall and we are confident this one will be the same.”