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Apartments In Grade II Listed Building In Salisbury Ready To Purchase

Posted 3 September 2021 by Helen Christie

Work to transform a 170-year-old Grade II listed building in the centre of Salisbury into four one-of-a-kind apartments has been completed...

Avon Villa, off Wilton Road, is based within the Chapters over-55s independent-living village operated by Platinum Skies.

The picturesque two-storey white-painted brick building with an iconic central tower and spire with a slate roof, which dates back to around 1850, was previously known as Avon Villa when it was purchased as part of the wider Old Manor Hospital site. Four bespoke apartments are available to purchase, including a duplex, with all work being completed following planning approval by Wiltshire Council.

The apartments are linked by a tiled entrance hall and ornate wooden staircase, which follows the Victorian interior style of the four new homes. Avon Villa is surrounded by a number of new build lodges and historic cottages, which have been refurbished and converted as part of the Old Manor Hospital regeneration scheme undertaken by Platinum Skies.

Members of the public are invited to take a closer look at the Avon Villa apartments and reserve their chosen new home during the Chapters open week which takes place from Monday 13 September to Sunday 19 September. Places must be booked in advance for the event, which will enable the public to view all available homes across the Chapters community, as part of enhanced Covid-safe measures for the benefit of the homeowners, team and visitors.

Oliver Hunter, CEO of construction at Platinum Skies, says: “We are absolutely thrilled to complete Avon Villa which is a real cause for a celebration as it is a truly stunning property, which is much loved by the people of Salisbury. Our construction team has homed in on every detail of the apartments to ensure we kept the original Victorian design details while making sure that the properties work for the homeowner’s everyday needs, as well-being somewhere that they can live happily for many years to come.”

All homeowners living within the Chapters community benefit from enjoying a range of facilities including a bistro, bar, homeowners’ lounges, activity room, treatment room, and landscaped gardens. Chapters also boasts two dedicated onsite community managers, Tracy and Jenny, who help to organise fun activities and events for the homeowners to enjoy, as well as offering practical and emotional support.

Avon Villa is one of three listed assets within the Chapters site, including Finch House, an iconic Grade II listed 19th-century property, which is being converted into 21 apartments with private communal gardens, and the original fountain sculpture to the entrance courtyard of Finch House.

Prices for a Platinum Skies home in Salisbury start from £120,000 with the Platinum Skies flexible shared ownership option. 


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