Work starts on OAP flats

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The first brick of a £2.2 million sheltered housing scheme in Sheffield is to be laid tomorrow.

Work is to start on the development for over-55s on the site of a former pub in Shiregreen.

Apprentice construction workers who live in Shiregreen will lay the first brick.

Trainee bricklayer Ryan Petch, aged 18, and apprentice joiner Connor Bamford, 19, will play the central role at tomorrow’s ceremony, which starts at 10.30am.

Sanctuary Housing’s Sicey Pavilion Apartments will comprise 24 two-bedroom apartments for local people.

Sanctuary, which owns 2,500 properties on the Shiregreen estate, is running the scheme.

The land was formerly the Sicey Hotel pub, which closed down in 2005.