Flats are Boost for City

Of­fice block had been empty since 2013

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@peter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

A new £6 mil­lion city cen­tre de­vel­op­ment which saw an aban­doned of­fice block turned into flats has been wel­comed.

Peter­bor­ough MP Ste­wart Jack­son said con­vert­ing the for­mer Land Reg­istry of­fices into flats would be a wel­come move for the city cen­tre.

The build­ing, in City Road, has been empty since 2013, but has now been con­verted into one and two-bed­room apart­ments and three-bed­room pent­houses.

Mr Jack­son said: “We’ve seen a real re­nais­sance in the city cen­tre in the last 10 years and that’s good news.

“In or­der to so­lid­ify per­ma­nent im­prove­ments, we need more peo­ple to have a stake in the cen­tre of Peter­bor­ough by ac­tu­ally liv­ing there, and the lib­er­al­i­sa­tion of plan­ning rules to al­low the con­ver­sion of of­fice premises to hous­ing is part of that process.

“It brings money into the area and pro­vides much needed new hous­ing-so I strongly sup­port the Land Reg­istry con­ver­sion project.”

The six-storey, 110,203 sq ft build­ing has re­ceived the re­fur­bish­ment from fit-out con­trac­tor, Crea, with Core Spe­cial Pro­jects act­ing as the man­age­ment con­trac­tors.

Chris Stacey, Com­mer­cial Man­ager at Core Spe­cial Pro­jects Ltd said: “Thanks to the changes in the plan­ning sys­tem in Eng­land, empty of­fice blocks like T out hill House are in­creas­ingly be­ing trans­formed to cre­ate badly needed new homes that of­fer stylish, af­ford­able city liv­ing.”

A show apart­ment is now avail­able to view. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.coresp.co.uk

Images of the flats

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