POTENTIAL buyers can now look around St John’s Village as the first show home opens its doors in the heart of Bracebridge Heath.
The £40 million renovation of the former St John’s Hospital site by developer Mabec is now well into the second phase and those interested in buying a home can take advantage of the open day this weekend.
Taking place between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 31 January and the following Saturday (7 February), home-owners-to-be will be able to look around the elegantly furnished show home and speak to experts from Pygott and Crone, who are marketing the site.
Tim Downing, senior partner at Pygott and Crone, said: “We are delighted to be able to welcome buyers onto the site to have a look around St John’s Village. The site has an interesting tale to tell and is full of character.”
The first residents at St John’s Village have now already started to move into the ten apartments which were sold in November and renovated from the former main hospital building.
Tim added: “It is great to see the site finally being brought back to life after being vacant and empty for more than 25 years.
“The developer has done an excellent job in considerately renovating the site and keeping the old features of the former hospital building.”
Prices for the new build homes start at £245,000. When the development is finished there will be 106 new homes and apartments – 67 of these will be new builds.
Set over 18 acres, the development is possibly one of the largest such regeneration projects in the country at this time.
Mark Elliott, director at Mabec, said: “The work we are doing involves a sympathetic refurbishment of the existing property and the construction of a number of beautifully styled homes, we know the significance of the site to residents which is why we want to breathe new life into it and give people a unique place to call home.”
The Mabec team have more than 50 years’ experience in property development, the last decade being dedicated to the regeneration of older buildings in the East Midlands.
Designed by architects Hamilton and Thomas Percy, St John’s is a limestone faced Grade II listed building built in 1852.