Buyers’ praise for homes in church secures two reservations

Potential buyers who viewed an impressive scheme to create nine homes in a Winchester city centre church have been quick to come back with reservations.

The scheme at St Thomas Church in Southgate Street drew an enthusiastic response from guests invited to preview it on launch night and now two have come back with reservations for homes at the multi-million pound scheme.

“I knew as soon as I saw the plans for St Thomas’s that we were looking at something special,” said Chris Gooch, partner in charge of residential sales for Carter Jonas in Winchester. “But seeing the high quality of the finished showhomes inside the Victorian church shows that Hemdean Ltd is the perfect developer to carry out the scheme.

“For many years the Victorian and Grade II-listed church has successfully fulfilled other roles within its unaltered exterior, most notably as home to the Hampshire County Records Office. The current scheme is seeing it converted into nine superbly luxurious homes with a total value in excess of £8 million.

“I have been receiving an enthusiastic response since the launch event. The church is an integral part of the city centre and a short walk from all the features that make Winchester such a vibrant and appealing place. It’s easy to see why The Sunday Times recently Winchester declared Winchester the best place to live in England.”

The new apartments, including one within the tower itself, just beneath the spire and with spectacular views, are being created by Hemdean (St Thomas) Ltd to offer comfortable layouts, the best quality fittings from Bulthaup, Miele, and Porcelanosa, and a sumptuous lifestyle. Guide prices range from £625,000 to £1.45 million but owners of each apartment will take satisfaction from the high standards of unique design, construction, and finish.

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