Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) is celebrating the recent completion of Astrop Grange in Kings Sutton, South Northamptonshire; a development of 10 two bed apartments in a traditional style country home on the site of a former Georgian manor house.
The original building, which had served as a sheltered housing scheme, was decommissioned in 2011 due to severe structural defects and in 2015 planning permission was granted for a block of shared ownership apartments for the over 55s, on condition the new building reflected the appearance of the existing one.
Leader of South Northants Council, Councillor Ian McCord, said: “The new Astrop Grange is very sympathetic to how the old one looked. I want to congratulate all who worked together to achieve this wonderful result which underlines the good working relationship between the Council, GUHG and all the partners involved.”
Aileen Evans, GUHG’s Group Chief Executive, added: “Although not listed, the building is considered to have significant local importance and we were mindful of the need to provide a new building that reflected the key characteristics of the existing one.
“We’ve also kept our promise to provide a new separate meeting place in the grounds for local residents to use, which replaces the communal facility that previously existed in the old building.”
The modern apartments offer wonderful views of the shared gardens and Northamptonshire countryside and are being targeted at those who may wish to downsize with 50% shares on offer.