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Final Apartment For Sale At Hereford Regeneration

Posted 3 December 2021 by Keith Osborne

The last of 18 apartments at a landmark town-centre project in Hereford is for sale from Elevate Property Group...

The final chapter in one of Hereford’s longest-running regeneration stories is about to be written at 16-18 High Town, the scene of a devastating fire just over 11 years ago, with just one home remaining for sale at Alban House.

It was at 4.25am on the morning of 21 October 2010, that the severe fire that gutted the buildings now reborn as Alban House was first spotted. At the height of the blaze, over 60 firefighters from all over Herefordshire fought to stop the fire spreading to neighbouring buildings.

The devastation to the three four-storey buildings involved would take a major commitment to repair and regenerate and for many years the site remained an eyesore on High Town. It was not until 2017, when developers Elevate Property Group acquired the site, that any hope was held out for a solution.

Even then the regeneration programme was fraught with setbacks, ranging from the requirement for a new power supply after an electricity sub-station was destroyed in the fire, to the discovery of Saxon ramparts dating back to the 9th century within the foundations, requiring careful archaeological assessment and chronicling by county experts.

Elevate Property Group, working with Hereford builders C J Bayliss (Hereford) Ltd, finally brought life back to the site and preserved the Grade II frontage, resulting in the provision of 18 new homes and two ground floor retail units, now let and occupied by Principality Building Society and greengrocers Cherries & Berries.

Now, just one of the 18 new homes created remains available, a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment on offer at £260,000. The apartment has views of High Town to the front and there’s availability of a car space in the gated courtyard/car park to the rear.

Elevate sales and marketing director David Hofton said: “A major feature of the redevelopment at Alban House was the decision to create such a wide range of accommodation, with something for everyone from young first-time buyers, local workers, investors, and the older ‘lock up and leave’ generation who want a pied-à-terre in Hereford but may choose to spend colder months in sunnier climates.”

Alban House offered a range from one-bedroom apartments available with Help to Buy, to two-bedroom apartments with south-facing balconies, and the gated courtyard includes the parking and gives access to the two-bedroom cottage within. Find out more at www.elevatepropertygroup.co.uk.


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