A Grade II-listed building in Potters Bar that was formerly home to pub is set to become a children's nursery.

The Green Man in High Street closed down in 2014 and has stood empty ever since, despite plans for homes, flats, offices and a care home all being granted.

Now, the historic building is set to be transformed into Canopy Children’s Nursery, an ambitious project which aims to provide an outstanding educational experience for children aged four months to five years.

The nursery is due to open this summer following an extensive programme of refurbishment, after Kunal and Sheena Vasa acquired the property last year.

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"We are thrilled to embark on this journey of revitalising a historic landmark into a nurturing environment where young minds can flourish," said Kunal.

"Canopy Potters Bar is not just a nursery; it's a testament to our dedication to investing in the future of our community."

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Kunal and Sheena Vasa.Kunal and Sheena Vasa. (Image: Calvin Marketing)

As a Historic England Grade II-listed building, the couple are working to retain its unique character and period features for the next generation.

The pub dates back to the mid-17th century and work has revealed some of the buildings older features.

The ground floor will be divided into three large and spacious nursery rooms, whilst retaining its unique character and period features.