We are delighted to announced that we have finally acquired Winchester’s fire station for development of fifteen new 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes in the heart of the city. The landmark site on North Walls was owned by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, which controls fire service assets, but has been vacant since 2011 when the existing fire station relocated to purpose-built premises in Easton Lane, Winnall. Having worked closely with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, Winchester planners and local residents over the last four years, Bargate has completed on the site and had its plans approved for the 15-home scheme, bringing an end to speculation as to how the site would be used. Collecting the keys from Dave Turner, Group Manager for Winchester , and Richard Kenchington from Hampshire County Council, Bargate MD Angus Cook said: “This is an incredibly exciting project for us and is the fruition of a great deal of hard work with the Fire and Rescue Authority, Hampshire County Council, Winchester City Council and all relevant stakeholders to deliver what is an exemplary residential scheme on this landmark site. “We know we can meet the challenge of transforming this prominent corner of the city into a development of which Winchester, and Bargate, can be truly proud.” The homes will be a mix of three and four-bed terraces with three two-bed bungalows. The historic importance of the site that sits within a conservation area has been reflected in the sympathetic, traditional exterior design of the homes, whilst inside all are fitted with the very latest mod cons and designed for modern living. As a nod to the site’s past, and to keep the new homeowners safe, carbon monoxide detectors and hard-wired smoke alarms have also been fitted. Work on the site is underway with the first completions estimated for Easter 2016. To register your interest in The Old Fire Station development, please click here.