Local businessmen prepare to launch new property firm bringing new homes to Morpeth
A group of three experienced local businessmen have partnered to launch a house building firm, in a bid to bring new homes to Northumberland.
Emerging company, Northumberland Homes Ltd has announced its first project on Newgate Street, Morpeth, which will see the former Registry Office in Morpeth, transformed into apartments, cottages and dormer bungalows.
Much of the property, parts of which were built in 1750 and is one of Morpeth’s oldest buildings, is Grade II listed. The company has pledged to maintain much of its original architecture during the renovations.
Local property firm, Bradley Hall has been appointed to market the properties from its Morpeth operation.
Gary Herron, director at Northumberland Homes Ltd, said: “Morpeth has maintained its position as one of the most popular market towns in the North East for many years, and it’s popularity continues to grow.
“It’s a great location which not only offers a range of popular amenities, but also has maintained its original architectural features.
“The site has a particularly interesting history, having played home to some of the areas most well-known families in the 18 th and 19 th centuries, acting as a school and latterly as the town’s Registry Office, until becoming unused in 2014.
“We will be sympathetically restoring the building to keep the rich depth of features of this historic property whilst at the same time creating beautiful, spacious modern apartments to live in. We have also created several luxurious bungalows all within what will be known as Northumberland Gardens.”
The Old Registry includes mostly two-bedroom properties. There is also one three-bedroom duplex apartment and two one-bedroom apartments. Northumberland Gardens also comprises four bungalows and cottages.
Jonathan Rudge, head of land, development and new homes, added: “Northumberland Homes Ltd is creating a number of outstanding quality new homes in a traditional setting.
“All apartments are spacious and incorporate high ceilings and many other traditional architectural features.
“Impressive views are to be had either over Newgate Street or the Garden areas - sometimes both. The bungalows have been created to blend with both the Grade II listed building and the surrounding properties.”
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