Sunday, May 20, 2018


Brigg being an attractive place to live, there's plenty of demand for accommodation of all types.
Six one-bedroom flats for rent are being created  by Ongo Homes, the local social landlord.
This is being achieved at the site of the former Poplar Drive children's home on the Springbank housing estate.
They are calling it a "supported housing development" by Ongo, in partnership with North Lincolnshire Council and Homes England.
The children's home that had operated here for many years was declared surplus to requirements by the council which built new accommodation elsewhere to serve the district.
After that use ended on Poplar Drive, the sizeable building was boarded up and put on the market.
Above we see the property as it now looks, while below are some pictures from 2012 and 2016 (with shutters).