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Lancaster landmark is transformed

Photo Neil Cross
The Residence, former Moor Hospital, Quernmore Road, Lancaster

Photo Neil Cross The Residence, former Moor Hospital, Quernmore Road, Lancaster

The first phase of the re-development of the Lancaster Moor Hospital is now complete.

Craftsmen have been working for the last 12 months to transform the Grade II listed city landmark into a “truly exceptional place to live”.

The first phase of the main building, The Central Hall, now boasts a luxurious entrance foyer and apartments ranged around a restored courtyard.

Developers the PJ Livesey Group, revealed that they have already taken 14 reservations off plan.

Georgina Livesey, a director of the family owned company, said: “The response so far has been incredible and we have had to respond to buyers demand by releasing apartments off-plan.

“We believe that when we open the show units to the public this weekend people will realise that The Residence at Lancaster Moor is going to be a truly exceptional place to live.

“Over the last year the building has transformed beyond all recognition, something visitors will appreciate as soon as they walk into the magnificent entrance and see what is being achieved.

“The Moor is a stately building with some stunning features and we are very proud to be giving new life to a magnificent landmark that otherwise faced ruin.”

Apartments in the building will be designed to cater for all sectors of the market from spacious one bedroom apartments to three and four bedroom penthouses. Prices range from £114,950 to £500,000 and many of the homes will incorporate the building’s original features.

The project is in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency which provided initial funding to remove risks from the site.

At a VIP launch last night, Wednesday, Deborah McLoughlin, executive director for the HCA in the North West said: “This is a heritage project of national significance and the results really are breathtaking.”

The first phase of the development of Lancaster Moor, the conversion of Campbell House into seven mews houses was completed in February with all units sold and the new residents now moved in.

 

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