Bushey school comes top at his­tory

The Jewish Chronicle - - CLASSIFIED -

The first new-build houses are com­ing out of the ground at Royal Con­naught Park, the re­de­vel­op­ment of a for­mer school in Bushey, Hert­ford­shire by de­vel­oper Comer Homes. To launch in late Oc­to­ber or early Novem­ber, Blen­heim House and Hamp­ton House are both three-bed­room homes with large ter­races.

Go­ing on sale at the same time is the re­de­vel­op­ment of the for­mer cricket pavil­ion as a 3,810-sq ft four-bed­room house, called The Pavil­ion.

Comer Homes and its agent Sta­tons have seen strong sales on the site in re­cent months, with res­i­dents mov­ing into newly-built apart­ments in Eton House and Ar­gyll House.

Eton House of­fers two-bed­room, two-bath­room apart­ments, each with a ter­race or bal­cony, at ask­ing prices from £525,500. Apart­ments in Ar­gyll House are also two-bed­rooms but are larger and are priced from £589,000, while the big­gest of all, a 2,300 sq ft three-bed­room, four-bath­room flat with util­ity room and bal­cony, is priced at £1.099 mil­lion.

There are more apart­ments to come in a block called Queen Vic­to­ria. This has four two-bed­room, two-bath­room flats and is also due for launch in late Oc­to­ber or early Novem­ber. Is this Queen Vic­to­ria as por­trayed in the Sun­day-night ITV drama star­ring Jenna Cole­man? No — it is gen­uine Vic­to­rian her­itage, as the site dates from the time.

“We used a lot of the her­itage from Royal Con­naught Park’s for­mer uses when we came to name the build­ings we are sell­ing,” says Caro­line Comer of Comer Homes. “The Duke of Con­naught was one of Queen Vic­to­ria’s sons.” Comer also re­flects the school’s his­tory in the names of its in­di­vid­ual build­ings, such as the Pavil­ion and also the Head­mas­ter’s House.

“We have the old boys come back here a lot,” says Comer, “and they are happy we are re­tain­ing the orig­i­nal names. They come back in a bus-load ev­ery three months. A lot of them are in their 90s now. They love the sense of con­ti­nu­ity.” EDITED BY CHAR­LIE JACOBY Hamp­ton House and (top left) its lounge, at Comer Homes’ Royal Con­naught Park. House prices not yet re­leased

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