December 15, 2019

Works due to begin on £5m restoration of Grade II Listed building The Old Rectory in Clifton Village, Nottingham

Works are due to begin on the restoration of the iconic Grade II Listed building The Old Rectory, in Clifton Village, Nottingham – with Midlands contractor GF Tomlinson at the helm of the anticipated construction project.

The £5m development, titled Rectory Gardens, will see the historic property saved from dilapidation and restored to its former glory – transforming the Georgian style building into four separate homes titled The Gatehouse, The Lodge, The Cottage and The Rectory, each with their own entrance and garden.

Within the grounds of the site there will be three new executive homes named Beech House, Cedar House and Oak House. Each will be accessed by a gated private drive, with garden-facing elevations.

Once the home of the Rector of Clifton, the building dates back to the mid-1700s with typical Georgian period features, including south facing elevated gardens, an original square stairwell complete with wooden cantilever stairs, and large purpose-built rooms.

Located in the heart of Clifton Village – a community of around 200 homes in the south of Nottingham – the Old Rectory takes residence within a picturesque part of the region, with a number of fellow historic buildings nearby.

This includes a green with a dovecote, the old schoolhouse, village hall, village church and Clifton Hall – the former aristocratic seat of the Clifton family and previous home to the education department of Nottingham Trent University.

The £5m project is due to complete in autumn 2020.

A ground breaking event was held on-site on Monday 18th November, to welcome residents to the development and demonstrate the positive work that is due to begin in their hometown. In attendance was the Lord Mayor of Nottingham Rosemary Healy and Lilian Greenwood MP for Nottingham South, as well as representatives from GF Tomlinson and Nottingham City Council.

Group Property Manager at GF Tomlinson, Siman Preston, said: “We are excited to begin works at The Old Rectory and bring a new lease of life to the iconic Georgian building in the heart of Clifton Village. We believe the luxury housing within Rectory Gardens will complement the historic surroundings, as well as welcome new residents to the sought-after area.

“All the development team at GF Tomlinson are looking forward to seeing the development progress and provide high quality homes befitting the surrounding area. The properties will be constructed with our usual high level of care and attention to detail, and we will be using the finest materials and latest specifications which will deliver a new housing scheme we can all be proud of.”

(L-R) Steve Brown, Lilian Greenwood, Lord Mayor Rosemary Healy, Andy Kay and Siman Preston

Director of CBP Architects, Simon Birch, said: “We are delighted to be working with GF Tomlinson to deliver this exciting project which will restore and renovate the Grade II listed former Rectory and adjoining buildings into high quality residential homes, with the benefit of a further three top quality residential properties to the rear of the grounds.

“CBP have worked closely with Thomas Street, Conservation Officer for Nottingham City Planning, to ensure that the heritage assets which have survived years of dilapidation, are respected and restored as part of the finished design. These highly desirable, top-quality homes will perform well for their new owners and will complement the Clifton Village rich architectural history.”

Regional Sales Manager at Haart Estate Agents, Jamie Bodle, commented: “Haart West Bridgford is delighted to be working in partnership with GF Tomlinson on such a historic project. The restoration of The Old Rectory will provide a boost to the local residents of Clifton Village and surrounding areas, and we anticipate interest to be very high in the conversion itself, as well as the executive new build homes within the grounds.”

The Rectory Gardens project is being delivered alongside CBP Architects and Haart Estate Agents.