Visitors to be given an exclusive Welcombe at development launch event

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Details of a new development which will include the conversion of a listed building in Harpenden into new homes will be unveiled at a community event.

Fairview New Homes is converting the Grade II listed former Harpenden House Hotel building in Southdown Road into a collection of prestigious apartments as part of its new development, the Welcombe House collection.

The development will comprise a range of unique 2 and 3-bedroom houses and apartments – both new homes and those being created within the listed building – on land located opposite Harpenden Common.

Details of the homes will be shared for the first time at an exclusive launch event which will take place at the Bennet’s Club in Leyton Road, Harpenden, on Saturday 23rd June.

The team at Fairview will be on hand to tell visitors all about the homes being built within the Welcombe House collection.

Jeremy Gee, Main Board Director for Fairview, said: “The Harpenden House Hotel building has been a prominent landmark in the heart of Harpenden for centuries, and we appreciate that people will be interested to learn about the work we are carrying out.

“That is why we wanted to hold a community event at which local people could meet our team and hear first-hand what our development will involve.

“We hope that the people of Harpenden and the surrounding area who are interested to find out more will join us on Saturday 23rd June to take a look at our plans for the Welcombe House collection.”

Fairview is building 37 homes within the Welcombe House collection – 19 new apartments, 13 new houses, and 5 bespoke converted apartments within the listed Welcombe building.

The former hotel – originally known as the Welcombe building – will be converted into a collection of exceptional 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, and will be known as Welcombe House.

Two collections of characterful new homes – Welcombe Mews and Welcombe Gardens – will be built beside Welcombe House.

Welcombe Gardens will comprise a range of 13 distinctive new houses, while Welcombe Mews will be a collection of 19 new apartments located behind the listed building conversion.

Jeremy Gee said: “This remarkable setting – with its stunning listed building and location opposite Harpenden Common – called for a development which was both distinct and elegant.

“Our team worked tirelessly to carefully craft our designs for the Welcombe House collection, in order to ensure that we created a development which was befitting of its surroundings.

“The Welcombe building itself is an impressive historic structure which has evolved over the past few centuries. It is now in need of careful restoration and conversion, and our plans will give this important building a new lease of life, while continuing to respect its considerable heritage.

“Few chances come along to live in a new build home beside a striking listed building, and we are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity with our apartments and houses at Welcombe Mews and Welcombe Gardens.

“I’d encourage anyone who is interested in the scheme – whether they are thinking of moving home, or if they are simply curious to find out what is being built – to come along to our launch event, where our team will be on hand and more than happy to answer any questions and explain our plans in full.”

Homes at Welcombe Gardens will all feature contemporary kitchen designs and private gardens, while the apartments at Welcombe Mews will include state of the art fixtures and fittings and a range of layouts.

Each of the 5 apartments within Welcombe House will have a bespoke floorplan, and the layouts of the apartments have been designed to make the very most of the listed building’s features and shape.

The first homes in the collection to be occupied will be the houses within Welcombe Gardens, where residents are set to start moving into their homes from Autumn.

The first apartments within Welcombe Mews will be occupied by the end of the year, while residents will start moving into the converted Welcombe House building from Spring 2019.

The launch event for the Welcombe House collection will take place on Saturday 23rd June from 11am to 4pm at the Bennet’s Club, Leyton Road.

Drinks and canapes will be served, and experts from Fairview and John Curtis Estate Agents will be on hand to discuss the development in detail.

To register to receive updates on the Welcombe House collection, or for more information, call 0208 023 5056 or click here.

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