A £7 Million transformative restoration of two former Grade II listed buildings are set to be revealed to the public for the first time in 10 years, this Saturday.
Elevate Property Group has undertaken the extensive development of 18 penthouses, apartments and townhouses, creating new homes from the charred remains of the 16-18 High Town, Hereford premises.
The original buildings which have their origins in the 15th and 16th century were gutted by a devasting fire on Thursday 21st October 2010 that required more than 100 firefighters to bring it under control.
Highlighting the phoenix-like transformation, Steve Dodd, managing director of Elevate Property Group, said: “Alban House is our first project in the cathedral city of Hereford and where many saw a site that had become an eyesore, we saw an opportunity.
“It’s been a hard road, but with the help of Philip Belchere of Hereford architects Hook Mason Ltd and our development managers BACE Construction Consultants, we were able to move forward to the point where we were able to appoint C J Bayliss of Hereford as main contractors to build the project.”
Hereford residents will be able to see the remarkable transformation for the first time this Saturday, and the units are already proving popular with eight of the 18 new homes snapped up off plan.
David Hofton, sales and marketing director of Elevate Property Group, said: “Completion is scheduled for the end of 2019 so we hope to have all our new residents in by Christmas.
“Help to Buy has been confirmed and this has further enhanced the attraction of Alban House to first-time buyers. Among the ten remaining homes, there are three one-bedroom apartments with prices ranging from £135,000 to £160,000.
“We are very proud of what Elevate Property Group and our development partners have created at Alban House, bringing a luxury finish and specification to Hereford that has not been seen before.”
Once completed, Alban House will be fronted by two commercial units although the size of these units has not been revealed at this moment in time.