McCrory Holywell

McCrory progresses listed Flintshire hospital conversion

The first phases of the £15m redevelopment of Lluesty Hospital in Holywell into 80 apartments are on track to be completed by the end of this year.

Cheadle Heath-based McCrory is on site, as developer and contractor, at the project which involves sensitive restoration of original masonry, tapping into McCrory’s beginnings as a specialist brickwork contractor.

The 1838 former hospital, which closed in 2008, was acquired from receivers after the previous developer failed.

Renamed the Copper Beeches, the scheme will be split into five phases. The first two phases are due for completion before the end of the year. These comprise a chapel building to contain six apartments and another 16 apartments in a wing of one of the blocks. A detailed planning application has been submitted for a new-build apartment block at the rear to contain 38 apartments, part of the 80 total. Earlier designs for a series of new townhouses have been dropped.

McCrory Holdings is a family owned developer and construction company founded in 1993 and controlled by Paul McCrory.

There will be a mix of 80 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments available. Prices start from £139,999.

All the exterior holds the original brickwork from the 1838 building and some units will offer original Victorian staircases and tiling.

Adam Ross, head of sales at McCrory Holdings, said: “The Copper Beeches will breathe life into the abandoned site and the residential market in the Flintshire area. The feedback from locals and investors has been fantastic and we are truly excited to bring this completely unique development to market. We’ve already been working on site for nearly 18 months and with our first phase due to complete by the end of the year, its gives all interested clients that extra bit of security that rarely comes with off plan properties.”

North Wales estate agent Peter Large is marketing the homes.

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