THE WHITEHOUSE TO OPENS ITS DOORS TO THE RESIDENTS OF CANNOCK CHASE AND BEYOND’
After barely 6 months on site The Whitehouse bares testimony, to the dedication and vision of not only the principals, Fred and Sarah Pritchard, of Pritchard Real Estate Ltd, but to the tradesmen and artisans involved with restoration, repair and reconstruction of this fine Grade2 * Listed Building right in the Centre. All of the historic features have been repaired and preserved even the stained glass window pictured which had been damaged by vandals.
This great restoration can now be enjoyed by 8 lucky couples – the apartments are beautiful, of various sizes, all incorporating the historic features of the building some with window seats built into the Georgian windows overlooking the listed cast iron gates and the bowling green, many have original fire places and one even has its own sitting out area covered by a Victorian arbor overlooking the oasis of lawn right in the town centre! Despite retaining the original features all have the benefit of its own gas central heating and built in Kitchen with all mod cons. The apartments are currently being let on Rightmove, one has gone already!
This will provide verve and vitality to the Town Centre, more people and activities means keeping our town centres alive and preserved rather than rampant dereliction, enhancing the already smart area of the ancient Bowling Green and Edward VII Bandstand and only a stones throw from the Park and great transport links.
The restoration, particularly of the apartments has involved considerable repairs and replacements of period features such as plastering using traditional methods and materials, replacing modern windows out of character with the building with traditional sash windows, considerable roof repairs including upgrading thermally where possible, thermal and sound insulation upgrades, structural repairs and utilising modern structural methods to stabilise the walls where structural movement had taken place, all in all with period coloured external decorations, a major sensitive undertaking of what many Cannockians regard, apart from St Luke’s Church, as the finest building in CANNOCK.
The grounds have been the subject of a sensitive schedule of husbandry along with the replacement / regeneration of the existing car park and surrounds.
Sourced From Fred Pritchard