Conversion of large, historic residence and coach house into five luxury apartments and one semi-detached house, plus the sale of a section of the garden as an additional plot (with existing planning consent).

The sale of the plot completed by the end of November 2019 – this sale has been used to help fund build costs in order to reduce the number of fundraises.

New site images were added on 10/2/21 and are further down the page. The latest build update was added on 4/2/21. The main image above is a CGI of the coach house interior.

GDV: £4,501,000

Site schedule:

As of early February 2021, the target is be off-site by April 2021, but Covid is currently affecting labour levels.

As of February 2021 work onsite is continuing but we continue to suffer some delays due to the self-isolation of staff.  Workers are required to work in bubbles, and when one worker tests positive, the entire bubble has to isolate so cannot work.  There are have also previously been some difficulties acquiring materials which is a nationwide problem. Adverse wet weather over the summer of 2020 has also caused some delays, as has Storm Christoph in January 2021.  The site is looking great and these are high quality units.

All the way up! Drone footage June 2020.

Click here to view drone footage of the site as of February 2020

The site build schedule is lower down the page below the sales updates.

Sales updates:

Due to the new lockdown, the official site launch was delayed until the new year.  We anticipate a unit being ready for walk-throughs by potential purchasers by the end of March 2021 – delays have been caused by increases in lead times with the supply chain.  There is a good level of interest in the site.

All units have access to gardens, with the coach house having a private garden.  This will be stressed in the brochures, as potential sellers are very interested in outside space.

The coach house should now be ready for viewing by early March 2021.

The site is being marketed by Specialist Property Solutions and interested parties can register their interest via their website.

Build update as of 3/2/21:

Basement works now complete.

Precast floors complete.

Block and brickwork progressing to wall plate – 99% complete.

Internal works to existing building ongoing – 1st fix commenced, joinery, M&E and insulation/plasterboard.

The Coach House is plastered with staircase and tiling now complete.

Roof is now 99% water tight, flat roof is complete, lanterns and AOV installed.

M&E UFH is now complete, screeds are complete, M&E 2nd fix progressing well, top floor currently being M&E 1st fixed.

Main steel staircase is now installed.

Window installation – all now on site, and 98% installed.

Decoration is ongoing as is 2nd fix joinery.

Expected progress over the next period:

1st/2nd fix M&E

Boarding and plasterboard, 2nd fix joinery, tiling, decoration, kitchens throughout.

Site images as of Feb 2021:

Build update 11/1/21:

Roof to be complete this week

Fascia and tudor timber being painted via Alloy tower

Majority scaffold strip to be completed

Plot 1: stage 2 plaster complete, mist coat complete. Ongoing works: 2nd fix trades and tiling are being worked on.

Plot 2: Joiner, plumber and electrician first fixes complete, MF suspended ceiling is complete, insulation works complete. Ongoing works: stage 1 and 2 plaster to be completed, mist coat to be completed, joinery 2nd fix ongoing.

Plot 3: Joiner, plumber and electrician first fixes complete, stage 1 plaster is complete. Ongoing works: stage 1 and 2 plaster to be completed, mist coat to be completed, joinery 2nd fix and tiling ongoing.

Plot 4: Joiner, plumber and electrician first fixes complete, stage 1 plaster ongoing. Ongoing works: stage 1 and 2 plaster to be completed, mist coat to be completed, joinery 2nd fix and tiling ongoing.

Plot 5: all roof lanterns, windows and velux fitted, joiner 1st fix ongoing, screed complete. Ongoing works: stage 1 plaster underway

Plot 6, the Coach House: 1st fix plumbing, joinery, stud walls and works to floors complete. Stage 1 and 2 plaster is complete. Ongoing works: Joinery 2nd fix in progress, as is tiling, plumbing 2nd fix, front door being fitted w/c 18/1/21.

Communal areas: The main staircase has been removed and a new steel one fitted to all levels. The lift components are now onsite. Ongoing work: 1st fix electrical and joinery currently ongoing.

External works: Scraped where the scaffold was removed, entrance re-stoned up for access and egress.  Ongoing work: 1st fix electrical and joinery currently ongoing, fascia and tudor timber being painted.

Build update 9/12/20: the site is progressing well. Boarding and plastering is starting this week, with the aim of having the site 100% watertight and all scaffolding down by Christmas. The roof is nearing completion, and windows are going in on the top level. Scaffolding is starting to be dropped on the side elevation. The coach house should be ready for viewings in January 2021.

Build update 25/11/20:

Work is progressing steadily.  The flat roof is now on and 1st fix is well underway. 90% of windows are now in.  All roofing should be completed by early December 2020 at which time the scaffolding can be removed.

Building update 11/11/20:

The site is progressing well.  Windows are going in, and work on the roof is continuing – this particular roof is quite complex.  The scaffolding should be down from the front of the building by the start of December 2020. There are continuing issues with the supply of materials, which is an industry wide issue.

Building update 28/10/20:

As mentioned above, roofing is holding up the build at present due to workers being unable to be on site as they are isolating.  The windows should arrive w/c 2nd November 2020.  The staircases are now in, and partition work is being carried out as is 1st fix work.

Building update 16/9/20:

The roof is now on the coach house.  All roofing should be completed and all windows in the by the end of September at which time scaffolding will come down.  Fixing work has now commenced.

Build update 26/8/2020:

Following the release of the precast concrete floors the works have accelerated at great pace – the brickwork is 95% complete; 75% of the roof structure is now complete. All areas should be watertight in the next period allowing internal works to progress.  M&E 1st fix has commenced, underfloor heating is due to be installed w/c 31/8/202. The lift shaft is 95%.  Show unit is anticipated to be ready mid October 2020.

Site update 19/6/2020:

  • Behind the leafy Manchester Road street façade our project continues to grow.
  • The existing building is being extended and all substructure works are completed.
  • The external brickwork and blockwork are at first floor level and the lift shaft core is now extending to the second floor level.
  • The concrete hollow core floors are in manufacture and will be installed within the next two weeks.
  • In tandem with the works to the extension works to the existing building remodelling are underway.
  • The spacious features of a bygone era are totally respected and offer tremendous living spaces in the new development. New flooring, partition walls and ceilings are now underway bringing the build and insulation quality of the existing structure fully in line with current requirements.
  • The existing clay tile roof (or should we say the dreadful recovered roof) has been removed and works are underway to replace it with a tiled roof in line with the original roof to bring the building back to its former glory.
  • The newly form basement storage area has warrantied tanking works complete and provides valuable space for the apartments.
  • The construction team are keen to complete the extension brickwork within the next four weeks to allow the roofing works to the extension to commence and for the main shell build phase to be concluded.
  • The building currently has a full scaffold to all elevations to provide access to the various trades during this construction period.
  • The removal of the scaffolding will allow the external hardscape, drainage and landscape works to commence.

Site build schedule: 

As of August 2020 our contractors are still on site with Government guidelines for social distancing and other requirements being followed.  There are no major delays or issues affecting the site. The site has been operating at 10% productivity since the lockdown commenced, and at present can only produce at best 70% capacity compared to the days before the Pandemic.

Due to the initial issues with planning permission which added 4 months to the build process plus bad weather the site is as of April 2020 approximately 5 months behind schedule.    Works are still anticipated to be completed by November 2020.

It is currently anticipated that contractors will be off site December 2020.  As of February 2020 the site is approximately 6 weeks behind schedule (aside from the 4 months due to the planning permission issue), partially down to the January/February 2020 storms and the basement flooding issue.  Our agents are closely monitoring the site, and the contractors are putting additional resource to work.

December 2019 hoardings were being erected.  Basement works are currently causing delays due to design changes required after the discovery of severe water ingress .  Wet weather November 2019 also slowed down ground works progress.

Pre-commencement work underway as of January 2019.  Pre-strip out work for the site commenced March 2019 with site work proper commencing July 2019.

Due to some initial delays to this project caused by some issues with the original architects plans which we have had to have reworked to allow for more light and ceiling light in the top floor annex and also improved to make the properties more attractive to potential purchasers the commencement of work on the site was delayed by several months.  A further delay of 6 weeks has been caused due to delays caused by planners at the local council.  Our contractors will try to claw back as much time as possible throughout the build.

In the original investment proposal (Oct. 18) we stated that we expected to sell the coach house and the plot within 6-12 months. We also stated circa 9 months for the conversion of the main house into 5 apartments.

In fundraise 2 (Feb. 19) we stated that the above plan had changed and that now the coach house was to be demolished and rebuilt as a luxury 3 bedroom 1935 sq.ft house – as it is more in keeping with the main development and an overall improvement to the quality of the scheme and the GDV.  The coach house has now been demolished.

The latest site images are at the bottom of this page.

Fund Raises/Investor Returns:

Phase/Fund Raise 1: 10-10.5%
Phase/Fund Raise 2: 10%
Fundraise 3: 10-11%
Fundraise 4: 10%

Investor capital repaid:   It is too early in the build process for any capital to have been returned to investors.  The repayment of capital is dependent on sales completing.

Information re interest payments:

We will not be a position to pay any interest until all capital has been repaid, and all units are sold.

Site images Sept 2020:


Early August 2020 images:

Pre cast floor going in at this time.

Images added 7/7/20:

Site images as of 4/7/2020:

Site images as of 16/6/2020:


Site images as of 8/6/2020:

Mid May 2020 Build Update:

Building merchants are starting to open up again but materials are in high demand and are hard to acquire.  Other supply chain items (e.g. staircase, windows etc.) are also hard to acquire.  For the last few months the site has operated at 10% of capacity due to these issues, and we are looking to ramp up operations significantly over the rest of May.  The improved weather has dried out the site.

Brickwork:  despite the unavailability of the concrete first floor slab, we have carried on with the brickwork concentrating mainly on the coach house areea and works will be up to wall plate by 15th May.

Existing building work: Insulation to the first floor joists is underway.

The existing gate and posts have been removed to enable access to the site to accommodate the revised layout for the adjoining new build house.  Temporary site access gates are now in place.

Joists and flooring the the coach house are now complete.

Scaffolding lifts are following the bricklayers requirements.

11/5/2020 site images:

March 2020 Update:

Bricking progressing to next lift ready for PCC flooring.

Click here to view further images as of early March 2020.

The top 2 photos were taken 31/3/2020.

January 2020 Update:

Internal alterations to remaining structure are still underway.

Basement tanking details have been resolved and are progressing on site.

December 2019 Update:

Footings and underpinnings are now complete.

Brick patching mostly complete to external walls of remaining structure.

Internal structural wall aterations to remaining structure complete.

Foundation brickwork nearly complete.

Sacrificial steel in place supporting scaffold props for remaining structure.

Drainage surveys complete.

November 2019 Update:

Internal alterations are being made to remaining structure.  Basement works have caused delays due to design changes required upon discovery of severe water ingress.  Foundation brickwork is nearly complete.

Completed works: Footings and underpinnings are complete, as are drainage surveys.    Internal structural wall alterations to remaining structure are complete.

Work to be carried out over the next month includes ground floor block and beam/floor slab work, scaffolding to first lift brickwork and tanking to basement.

October 2019 Update:

– Demolition and grubbing up foundations works complete

– Temporary scaffolding erected to support remaining building

– Works in underpinning the existing structure are complete

– All other foundations are complete save only works to the basement level

– Foundation brickwork is underway

– Site strip works and cart away is almost complete

September 2019 Update:

We have arranged to sell the additional plot with the proceeds being used to fund the rest of the construction rather than raise more investment.  The exchange on this sale is now anticipated to be by the end of October 2019.

We have finally received the planning notice from the Cheshire East council and work on the site continues.

August 2019 General Update: 

–  The block/brickwork to the extension has now commenced

–  Works from previous update ongoing

July 2019 General Update:

Over the past month our contractors have completed the following works:

– Strip out of existing building

– Removal of Asbestos

– Site setup/welfare

– Excavation to the rear of the site for new extension

– Concrete has been poured for the foundations at the rear of the site

June 2019 General Update:

The contractors have completed the following works:

-Strip out of existing building

– Removal of Asbestos

– Site setup/welfare

-Excavation to the rear of the site for new extension

-Concrete has been poured for the foundations at the rear of the site

May 2019 General Update:

– Experiencing a slight delay due to an unmapped gas main that is running through the site

-We are working to resolve to the issue and make up any time lost

April 2019 General Update:

-Extension requires redesign due to discovery of an uncharted gas main.

-Cabins are now onsite

-Viewings ongoing with developers

March 2019 General Update:

–  Everything on track and progressing as planned

– Strip out has revealed that there are no structural issues with the property or the grounds

– The development has already received viewings from interested parties

February 2019 General Update:

-Revised plans have been substituted with the local authorities

-Final costs have been agreed with the main contractors

-Initial “strip out” works have been completed

-The main contract will commence mid March 2019

CGIs for the development are well underway as you can see further down the page

January 2019 General Update:

-Detailed review of plans and re design to improve the scheme has been completed and the revised plans have been submitted to the local authority by way of substitution.

-Soft strip of the original building has been completed

-CGI work (computer generated images for marketing) due to be completed imminently.

-Detailed costs have been agreed with our building contractor (IQ Projects) and the contract will be signed next week

-IQ Projects are scheduled to take possession of the site Monday 4th February 2019.