Ground-Up Development

Back to school in Blackburn

A mix of old and new, as we helped a local developer convert an unused school building and build new ground-up townhouses on the perimeter of the site.

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We provided a senior development finance facility to a local property developer operating in Blackburn and Bolton.

We helped our client to convert a period schoolhouse into eight apartments, retaining the high ceilings to incorporate innovative mezzanine floors. We also funded construction of six new-build homes on the same site, opposite a recently completed residential development also funded by Atelier.

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"This was a fantastic brownfield project and provided much needed housing sympathetic to the local area. The finished properties were modern yet homely, being set inside a traditional schoolhouse structure."

- Rebecca Nutt, Director of Portfolio Management

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