More than 100 people attended an event to see for the first time how homes will look at Winchester’s former fire station. Three out of the 12 homes released at the event, held in Winchester’s Hotel du Vin, were snapped up by lucky customers on the night despite the fact that their new homes won’t be ready until this time next year. Work has now started on the Old Fire Station scheme at the landmark site. Sales and Marketing Director Robert Lambie said: “I’m delighted with such a great response. For a development that is currently only cleared and not due for delivery until spring 2016 this is a ringing endorsement of the Bargate brand.” The site on North Walls was owned by Hampshire Fire and Rescue, which controls fire service assets, but had been vacant since 2011 when the existing fire station relocated to purpose-built premises in Easton Lane, Winnall. Having worked closely with the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, Winchester planners and local residents over the last four years, we completed on the site and had our plans approved for the 15-home Old Fire Station scheme, bringing an end to speculation as to how the site would be used. 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.