WORK has started on the demolition of the former Nowra Mazda car yard in Nowra to make way for a four-storey serviced apartment block.
The $10 million 41-apartment block will be built on the corner of Kinghorne and Plunkett streets.
The Albury based Joss Group is undertaking the work with crews from the local Shoalhaven Excavation helping in the demolition.
Work to remove the roof on the former Mazda building has been undertaken, while an adjoining home in Plunkett Street, which is also part of the development, has been demolished.
The concrete apron area and former fuel tanks, from when the site had petrol station facilities, were removed prior to Christmas.
Following demolition, work will begin on the pile work for the footings of the new building, with construction expected to take around a year.
During the height of the work between 50 and 60 contractors will be on site.
Once completed, the apartment will include one one-bedroom, 37 two-bedroom and three three-bedroom apartments.
The development will also include one retail tenancy as well as basement car parking for 55 vehicles.
The four-and-a-half star, self-contained serviced apartments are designed for the travelling professional but will also incorporate some larger suites for family groups.