A Grade II listed 17th century mansion tucked away in a secluded spot in Bristol city centre is being transformed into student homes – and now a first glimpse of how they will look has been revealed.
The CGIs – as pictured above – are the first images to show Urban Creation’s vision for the new homes at The Manor House, which has far-reaching views across the city. Work is progressing well, with completion of the project expected in spring next year.
The Manor House, a hidden gem which was built in 1691 as a family residence behind St Michael’s Hill, is being converted into 12 stylish studio and one-bedroom student apartments. Urban Creation is also creating a new building on site to house a further six apartments.
All the homes are being fitted out to the highest standard, with careful attention paid to the preservation of the building’s original character and period features.
Jonathan Brecknell, director at Urban Creation, said: “ The Manor House is a stunning property in a superb location, and is brimming with character, so it is a real privilege to be involved in its renovation. The homes will be beautiful, bright and airy places to live, with the combination of a 1980s retro feel, period features and a contemporary style creating something unique. They will also include all the modern touches such as flat-screen TVs, en-suite shower rooms and ultra-fast internet connections. We are very excited to see this project coming to fruition.”
Surrounded by Bristol University buildings on three sides, The Manor House will offer students a rare opportunity to live in a secluded spot within this historic and unusual property, yet close to everything the city centre has to offer. The building also benefits from a communal terrace and gardens.
Urban Creation develops and manages high quality developments, with its current focus on homes for students and professionals in the heart of Bristol. It bought The Manor House, which was vacant at the time, in March 2015 from Bristol Charities – a charity which improves the quality of life for older people living in Bristol.
The 5,600 sq ft building was last refurbished in 1980 to provide nine flats for elderly residents following a fire in 1979 which destroyed the interior.