Developers Henley Homes have announced the first release of 155 new homes and apartments at Barnes Village, within the grounds of the former Barnes Hospital, in Cheadle.
The new development is set in and around the Grade II Listed former Barnes Hospital.
Since its closure in 1999, the exemplary French Gothic Revival building of Barnes Hospital has remained one of the North West’s most recognisable local landmarks.
Founded in 1875 by Victorian philanthropist, Robert Barnes, Barnes hospital was used a convalescent home and treatment centre for those with respiratory conditions. Typically, people who left nearby Manchester to escape the polluted city’s thick smog.
The infirmary also offered care and accommodation for injured veterans during the World Wars. After remaining vacant for nearly 15 years, the building was acquired by Henley Homes in 2014.
Phil Kapur, Associate Land Director of Henley Homes, comments: “Following the closure of the hospital, the building had sadly fallen into disrepair. There has naturally been significant local interest in the site, and our primary aim is to return the original building to its former grandeur, preserving its history, as well as creating a thriving new community here for local people.”
Once completed, 38 of the units will be housed within and attached to the former hospital building itself, complete with unique features, from triple ceiling heights to ornate windows and intricate cornicing. The individually designed homes in the old hospital will range in size from studios to 3 bedroom 3 storey townhouses with their own entrances, each carefully created by Henley, who have a track record in creating high end homes in historic buildings.
Set within extensive landscaping and attractive street scenes, there will also be 117 two, three and four bedroom townhouses within the grounds of Barnes Village. Sharply-pitched roofs and large windows will echo the drama of the old, but with the elegance of contemporary design.
Specification will be to Henley’s usual exacting standard, with highlights including bespoke kitchens, complete with a whole host of fully integrated top of the range appliances, parking and typically thoughtful space planning.
Fraser Scott, Residential Development Director for Bridgfords Estate Agents, co-appointed agents, comments: “The demand for property in Cheadle and Gatley has been strengthening year on year and this iconic development will provide a unique opportunity to fulfil the heightening demand created by the lack of substantial and prestigious new developments locally.
“The historic village of Cheadle and its impressive position for rail, road and air commuters is an attractive choice for many buyers who want access to all that Manchester and Cheshire offers. This development sits very much in the heart of one of the most popular areas of South Manchester.”
Andrew Molloy, New Homes Area Sales Director from joint appointed agents Reeds Rains, comments: “This is considered to be the real jewel in the crown in terms of local developments. We believe it will offer an array of opportunities for families, first time buyers and professional couples who are looking for the character and status that the development commands, which is much greater than a typical new build scheme.”
An affluent village outside of Manchester, the buzzing centre of Cheadle is just a short walk from Barnes Village, offering a plethora of independent shops, restaurants and amenities, as well as a number of excellent schools. Further afield are the surrounding districts of Wilmslow, Cheadle Hulme and Bramhall, as well as the metropolitan city of Manchester, all a short drive or train ride away.
Prices at Barnes Village Cheadle will start from £120,000. The fully furnished show home is due to open this Summer.