November 17, 2014 3.41 pm This story is over 113 months old

New apartments already sold in Bracebridge Heath St Johns project

Moving forward: With the new apartments going up and selling fast, the second phase is preparing to get underway.

The new renovated apartments at St Johns Village have been sold and phase two of the project is already in progress.

The £40 million project to renovate and convert an old hospital in Bracebridge Heath is well under way. The project includes creating 183 luxury homes and apartments as part of the St Johns Village project.

Developers Mabec are working closely with Lincolnshire estate agents Pygott and Crone to restore the site, which was empty for 25 years. Because of the uniqueness of the main building, no two apartments are the same shape, size or even height. Each has its own character and defining features.

Mabec have tried to keep as much of the original design as possible but due to the property having been vacant for a long time, a lot of materials have been looted and some of the rooms have been adapted to compensate for it.

Tim Downing, Senior Partner with Pygott and Crone, said: “Internally the developers have kept everything that was there, externally they haven’t taken anything away. They have sandblasted the outside because the stonework was in terrible condition. But internally, they have kept everything that could be kept.”

The building of 67 new builds is phase two of the project. Many of the shells of the houses have already been built and they are hoping to officially launch the show house for this part in February next year. Phase 3 will be converting more of the old hospital into large town houses which will be priced between £280,000 and £500,000 depending on size.

Tim Downing said: “Millions of pounds have been spent already. With the town houses they are looking to put some of the fireplaces back in which are similar to some of the ones that were in there before.They are going to try and get some of the Victorian styles back again.”