Hordan House, Belgravia, p Belgravia

Belgravia has submitted an application to convert the office block into 88 flats using permitted development rights. Credit: via Belgravia

Belgravia acquires Birkenhead offices for resi conversion

Hordan House has a new owner, with the developer taking on the 1960s block for £1.2m.

Belgravia’s latest acquisition is an eight-storey, 47,600 sq ft office building. Hordan House sits at 35 Price Street in Birkenhead. The vendor was not disclosed, but it is last listed as belonging to London-based Bremley Properties on the Land Registry.

Richi Peters of The UpCo and Brian Ricketts of Hitchcock Wright & Partners were the joint agents for the property, with Belgravia representing itself on the transaction.

Belgravia plans to transform the building into 88 apartments, having submitted an application to Wirral Council earlier this week detailing its intent. The planning application had not yet been validated when Place North West checked the planning portal on Thursday.

“We are delighted to add Hordan House to our growing residential portfolio,” said Christopher Howell, chief executive of Belgravia.

“We believe Birkenhead has huge potential and we are pleased to be a part of it.”

Falconer Chester Hall designed Belgravia’s plans, with Zerum assisting as the planner, project manager, and cost manager.

Mosodi is the highways consultant for the scheme. Roscoe is the structural and civil engineer and Harley Haddow is the MEP one. The project team also includes Alt Fire, J3 Advisory, GIA, and Neighbourhood. Contractor Baker & Morgan Construction is lined up to deliver the project.

Hordan House marks the first foray into the Wirral for the Cheshire-based Belgravia. Previously, the developer had focussed on Preston. Just last year, Belgravia acquired the 469-flat Stoneygate Central scheme and the 21-storey LoftHaus project in that city for a total of £8m.

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