Residential People has today learned that the former home of the co-founder of Triumph motorcycles and a one-time Lord Mayor of Coventry are being reinvented as 14 luxury apartments and bungalows.
Developers P&K Estates Ltd is close to completing work on the locally-listed Elm Bank building on North Avenue, Stoke Park, which still bears a blue plaque honouring the time the renowned Siegfried Bettmann owned and lived in the property.
The firm acquired the site in February 2018 and was granted planning permission for a range of 14 apartments, bungalows and mews apartments – three of which have already been sold.
The properties are a mix of nine 2-bedroom and five 1-bedroom, with prices from £190,000 for a 540 sq ft 1-bed apartment.
The project has been headed by Ramesh Parmar of MCE who has over 30 years’ experience in construction, and this is the second development for P&K Estates which is Ramesh’s partnership with Pawan Kenth.
Commenting on the redevelopment Project Manager Rickesh Parmar of P&K Estates Ltd, said: “I believe we have created one of the best places to live in Coventry.
“It has been a near three-year labour of love to restore this Victorian villa which was constructed in the 1870s.
“In collaboration with the architects Neil Boddison Associates, we have worked hard to reinvent Elm Bank to a high specification, creating a truly unique living environment in this beautiful part of Coventry.
“The history of the site and the significance of Siegfried Bettmann to Coventry’s motor heritage should not be understated. One of the most interesting apartments is partly formed from Siegfried Bettmann’s billiard room and has an original frieze still in place which we have been at pains to protect while building work was underway.”
The restyling and renovation of the property by P&K Estates Ltd has been carried out to a high standard, and the gated development has allocated parking for each apartment and electric car charging points for owner use.
The luxury redevelopment features include underfloor heating throughout all the apartments, SieMatic kitchens, Siemens appliances and Porcelanosa bathrooms and tiles; as well as two parking spaces for the two-bedroom homes and one space for the one-bedroom properties.
Located just over 1 mile from Coventry city centre and 1.4 miles to Coventry railway station, residents can take direct trains into Birmingham and London Euston in under 20 mins and 60 minutes respectively.