Known as CEMEX House, this site is approximately 27 acres in size and currently accomodates a rich history.
On the west is the Grade II listed Eastley End House, an 18th Century Georgian Villa, and Meadlake House, a Victorian stable block from the 19th Century.
The Grange and Annexe, in the south, were built in the late 19th Century in the Arts and Crafts style. A final Grade II* listed modern office campus was designed and constructed by Edward Cullinan Architects in 1990.
Our proposals seek to protect, restore and enhance the existing listed buildings not only the original historic integrity of these buildings, but safeguarding their condition for the future. These will be converted into a total 56 later-living apartments, comprising both one and two bed accommodation. Alongside this will be supporting communal facilities, including winter gardens, spa (including sauna, steam room, fitness room, relaxation room and treatment rooms) swimming pool, restaurant, bistro, lounge, library, multi- purpose community room, suites for family and allotments. Plans for the conversion of the listed buildings have been developed in consultation with heritage bodies Historic England and the 20th Century Society.
A 21st Century new build providing a further 23 homes will be added to the site and landscaped into the surroundings to ensure a low visual impact upon the Green Belt.
Working closely with Max Fordham, our energy and sustainability consultant, we have set out to maximise all useable accommodation where possible within the existing building, to ensure any new build has minimal disruption to the environment and provide for renewable energy production on-site. Our consulting architects, Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt, have prepared a number of varying design options, which have been submitted to the local authority as part of a Planning Performance Agreement. We have exchanged contracts and will be completing on the acquisition subject to a planning consent in January 2019.