GUINNESS HOMES | ONE MANOR ROAD - redevelopment 2017

One Manor Road in Brighton is an exciting and unique development, comprising a stunning collection of new homes, located on the site of a 19th-century convent. The development offers a fantastic blend of traditional and modern architecture, with contemporary and historic buildings standing side by side. Guinness Homes set out to respect the historic surroundings, while retaining and enhancing the existing buildings of local importance, to provide high-quality, sustainable and affordable housing for the area. One Manor Road is perfectly suited for first time buyers, with a choice of one and two bedroom apartments, as well as three and four bedroom houses, offering ample space for expanding families, and available with Help to Buy, affordable rent and shared ownership. The development is located on the edge of the Kemptown area, with nearby access to the famous pebbled beach, the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Marina.


HENLEY HOMES | BARNES VILLAGE - redevelopment 2017

Barnes Village is a Grade II listed historic site near Stockport, comprising 38 apartments and townhouses – constructed within and attached to a restored French Gothic Revival hospital building – and 117 newbuild, two to four bedroom properties in the 16.5-acre grounds. Barnes Hospital was founded in 1875 and served as a convalescent hospital for the Manchester Royal Infirmary until 1999. It began to fall into dereliction thereafter, despite listed status. Henley’s careful conversion and restoration will bring a new chapter to the old building. Spacious, modern homes, with sharply-pitched roofs and large windows, echo the drama of the old, but with the elegance and convenience of the new. Together, they create a new village with accessible transport connections and pre-existing links to surrounding communities. Prices are from £145,000 (one bedroom conversion apartment) to £425,000 (new four bedroom house); an average of £252 per sqft. Homes are eligible for Help to Buy and completions start in spring 2017.


HENLEY HOMES | REMBRANDT HOUSE - redevelopment 2017

Rembrandt House, on Whippendell Road in Watford, stood largely empty for decades and its beautiful Edwardian façade had fallen into disrepair. The landmark 3.4-acre site was originally home to the Watford Speedometer & Magneto Works, which provided parts to companies like Vickers and Rolls Royce. In 1932 the site was taken over by Rembrandt Photogravure (hence the name of the building), which printed glossy magazines and the earliest colour newspaper supplements. Henley have transformed the high-ceilinged and light-flooded interior into 43 one, two and three bedroom apartments, some with mezzanine levels, while restoring the striking 120m-long neo-classical exterior. Ample parking and good transport links will allow easy connections to work and leisure opportunities, while Watford town centre is just a few minutes away. Thirty apartments were for private sale, averaging £477 per sqft (with only a handful remaining) and 13 are available via Origin Housing Association.


INSPIRED HOMES | SUTTON COURT - Redevelopment 2017

Sutton Court, by Inspired Homes, is an innovative redevelopment of a former office building in Sutton, Surrey. Comprising 82 high-end apartments, every square inch of space has been maximised to deliver private homes in Greater London that are affordable to first time buyers, while enabling them to ‘Live Brilliantly’ with a high- tech, high-spec finish. The redevelopment saw the building stripped back to its shell and core, with the internal layout reconfigured and the appearance of the building left unrecognisable, with a stunning new façade that provides a contemporary architectural style. The apartments are Inspired’s best yet, comprising private balconies, with floor-to-ceiling French doors and uniform open-plan living areas that look and feel more spacious than at previous developments. Located in the heart of the town centre, close to the railway station, Sutton Court offers residents a short 27-minute commute into central London.


Magna West

Founded in 2015 by Chris Madelin and Oliver Mason, Magna Group, the homebuilder, was set up to deliver affordable luxury homes for all. Such a vision has already started to take shape, with exponential growth over the last two years and a current Gross Development Value (GDV) of £130 million. Magna Group is currently building nine luxury developments in Surrey and Hampshire, all of which offer perfect first home purchases for first time buyers. The first site to be completed is Magna West in West Byfleet, just a 40-minute commute from central London, comprising 22 one-bedroom units and five duplexes, all of which are built with opulence in mind. Fixtures and fittings include NEFF and Miele appliances, high-spec sound and lighting systems, marble bathrooms, oversized shower units and Axor Hans Grohe taps and showers. Lead-in prices for Magna West homes start at £205,000, with Help to Buy options. Magna by name. Magna by nature.



Taylor Wimpey East London has carefully redeveloped the former Administrative Headquarters Complex for Colchester Garrison Artillery Barracks, to offer a prestigious collection of unique homes, known as Arena Place. Arena Place has breathed new life into this historic site, with Taylor Wimpey faithfully maintaining and enhancing the original architectural features of the existing military buildings, while constructing a series of contemporary newbuild properties which encompass the traditional character. Formerly the officers’ quarters at Colchester Garrison Artillery Barracks, Block A at Arena Place is a beautiful Italianate building, which dates back to the Victorian period. The roofline bears striking resemblance to those found dotted around picturesque Lake Como in northern Italy, comprising stone detail at third-floor level with overhanging eaves. As a locally-listed building, the exterior is considered a heritage asset in Colchester and, therefore, any changes were required to be replaced like for like.