Nottingham Post

Growing firm aims to have flats above its funeral homes



AN award-winning funeral business, which owns and manages many flats in Nottingham­shire is building six more apartments to rent in Clifton.

AW Lymn was given planning permission for a new purpose-built funeral home with additional commercial space and residentia­l flats on Clifton’s high street last year.

With 27 funeral homes in Nottingham­shire and Derbyshire, the fifthgener­ation family business has been a pillar of the community, supporting the bereaved in the region for more than 115 years.

Commercial director Pete Clarson said that people were often unaware the company had acquired and manages residentia­l accommodat­ion on the floors above the majority of its funeral homes – because the business, due to the nature of its work, could only operate efficientl­y on the ground floor of its premises.

The new flats in Clifton will bring the company’s residentia­l portfolio to 37 properties across the region, with several more in the works for 2025.

Mr Clarson said: “We are aware of the scale of our funeral homes across the region and actively seek ways to utilise our space as best as possible to supply additional accommodat­ion to local areas.

“Our network is ever growing, and we want to ensure we are bringing residentia­l additions that are going to be welcomed by the community, continuous­ly investing into areas that we are proud to have called home for decades.”

At the end of 2023, AW Lymn transforme­d one of its former funeral homes in Carlton after moving to a larger building, bringing five new one-bedroom apartments to the market for rent.

Residents in the area are said to have welcomed the proposal, suggesting it would bring more profession­als to the area and help first-time buyers.

The family funeral directors recently announced the purchase of its 28th funeral home, which will be at a property previously used as a daycare centre on Newcastle Avenue, Worksop.

The company is currently waiting to hear a decision on planning permission for its proposals to create at least two residentia­l flats as part of the refurbishm­ent.

 ?? ?? An artist’s impression of how the Clifton funeral home and six flats will look
An artist’s impression of how the Clifton funeral home and six flats will look
 ?? ?? The rear of the Clifton funeral home
The rear of the Clifton funeral home

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