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Wool Warehouse: the latest chapter for Hexham's historic building

Thu 19 December 2019

The former public swimming pool building begins its latest chapter in Hexham’s history…

The redevelopment of a prime town centre site, originally built in 1885, is gathering pace with great interest in the new homes being created there. The four-storey Wool Warehouse on historic Gilesgate in Hexham, formerly the public swimming pool, is being transformed into 45 apartments due for completion in spring 2021.

Planning for the development was granted by Northumberland County Council in October after support from the local community for the site, that had been redundant for more than a decade, to be utilised, improving housing opportunities within the town centre. Kim Harrison, head of residential at youngsRPS in Hexham, said:

“Given that the site only achieved planning permission two months ago, the sheer volume of interest in the properties throughout the planning process has been phenomenal. We are accepting expressions of interest at the moment but will be hosting a launch event in the new year, giving people the opportunity to look over plans, visuals and discuss the site in detail. The properties will be available to reserve off plan in early 2020.”

The development will have a range of apartment styles and sizes to suit all price points and offer all the elements that buyers require when looking to buy an apartment, such as a desirable central location, lift access on every floor, parking, communal gardens and well-designed internal space with a high-quality finish and an attractive aspect.

Kim added: “The plans and computer-generated images of the apartments are looking fantastic. It’s also great that the façade of the old swimming pool is being retained, protecting the site’s history and adding an element of individuality to a modern development.”

Hexham was recently announced as the happiest place to live in the country with its winding streets home to many independent businesses, from delicatessens and greengrocers through to sport and arts centres, as well as bi-monthly farmers’ markets.

“This exciting development will be sure to attract not only local purchasers but also those from further afield,” Kim said.

For more information, view the property on our website or contact Kim Harrison on 01434 608980.