Altrincham-based developer Novo is close to completing a major £3.5m renovation and part new-build project at Greenbank House in Bowdon, originally built in the 1850s.
The building on Albert Square, within The Downs conservation area, is being converted into five two-bedroom apartments ranging between 800 and 1,200 sq ft.
Renovation works, currently being carried out by contractor Noble Projects, have focussed on restoring original features including wood panelling, sash windows, and skirting boards.
Novo is also building a separate single-storey building on the site of Greenbank House’s former garage block which will include an additional apartment.
The developer is working with two architects, home specialist MaisonIOM to work on the restoration, and Altrincham-based Project3 which is overseeing the new build. The professional team also includes Ilex as project manager and Project 23 as M&E consultant.
Work is set to complete in the summer, and the homes range between £375,000 and £675,000.
Ben Fearns, managing director of Novo Property Group, said: “Greenbank House is a stunning building, which has unfortunately been neglected over the years and suffered from some poor architectural alterations. Realising its full potential, including retaining many of the features of the original building and introducing a striking new property to the area, was a truly collaborative effort.
“Appointing two architects on one scheme is unusual, but embracing the strengths of each practice has helped us to realise our vision for the site, preserving it for generations to come.”
Other projects Novo is working on in the Altrincham area include a conversion of 60 Stamford New Road, formerly home to the Dili restaurant, which is being transformed into apartments with three commercial units on the ground floor.
The developer has also submitted plans for homes on Regent Road, with the former Myersons Solicitors buildings due to be converted into six houses in a £2.3m scheme, dubbed Weavers Cottages.