Principle of Development
The council purchased this terrace of four Victorian four-storey houses, which were in a derelict state of repair. When originally built, these would have been individual family houses. They were later converted into a hotel, with a single storey front extension being added. Since the decline of the UK home holiday trade in the 1980’s the hotel fell out of use, and was left empty, resulting in squatters moving in and associated criminal activity. At one point there was a serious fire in the building, leaving it in a dangerous condition.
Character and appearance
The Cliftonville area comprises of a variety of homes, many large Victorian three and more storey terraces. This former hotel was built as four individual family homes.
This former hotel has been converted and renovated to give two 4-bedroomed houses; two 3-bedroomed maisonettes, and two 2-bedroomed flats.
Works were carried out on site with Axis Europe and comprised:
- Roof renewal following fire damage
- Extensive structural repairs following fire damage
- New windows
- New internal layout
- Renewal of front bays to restore historical appearance
- Improvement of condition
- Upgrade to current Building Regulations requirement
- New outside amenity areas
- Damp proofing
- New concrete floors
Completion and letting
The project was completed and handed over to new social housing tenants in April 2018. The images below reveal the scale of the project that was undertaken.