Plan for ‘digital hub’ in Stamford is approved

A sketch of the Haatch digital hub which could be built at the Cummins Social Club site if approved by South Kesteven District Council.
A sketch of the Haatch digital hub which could be built at the Cummins Social Club site if approved by South Kesteven District Council.
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Plans to knock down a former social club and create a new “digital hub” have been approved.

South Kesteven District Council’s development control committee granted web investment firm Haatch permission to build a new five-story office building in place of the old Cummins Social Club in Blackfriars Street at a meeting today (Tuesday).

Nearby residents had objected to the £2.5m development, saying it was too big for the area and should not be built in a residential street. But councillors approved the application.

Entrepreneur Scott Weavers-Wright, who co-founded Haatch, plans to build a hub where digital companies can incubate and benefit from each others’ expertise and enterprise. It is expected to create around 150 jobs.