I have lived in Bromborough for nearly 7 years now and have seen the Archers Pub decline over that time. Most of the time I’ve been here, it has been closed and abandoned, left to ruin. It has been subject to quite some attention, but not of the positive variety. Windows have been smashed, boards have been put up, graffiti has been painted over and the while site has been just generally forgotten about.
This week though, I was pleased to see some railings up and what looks like, upon approach, the start of development of the site. As you get closer this becomes fact. There are developers names up, demolition signs, adverts for dwellings and an architects drawing of the future prospects for the site. All quite exciting especially since the site has become very unsightly in recent years.
As a resident I am relived and excited to see the development progress and as much as I think the existing building is quite nice, it will be a welcome sight to see it gone and something useful in its place. As the eternal sceptic in me, I can’t help thinking will these dwellings be rental or private? If they are rental will they be private or social housing? If they are for sale will they be affordable? What will the increase in people do to the infrastructure of the area? Will there be adequate parking on the site? Etc etc. So many questions arriving from something that is so positive for the area.