Lovell gets go-ahead for ‘arresting’ apartments at Stourbridge former police station

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Planners have given the green light to a scheme by leading homes developer Lovell to transform the former Stourbridge police station into 31 luxury town centre apartments for sale.

Work will start on site this summer at the redevelopment which will create stylish, contemporary homes whilst retaining many of the original features of the historic police station – part of which dates back to 1885.

Lovell will draw on its extensive experience of creating high-specification new-build homes and of working on historic buildings to bring new life to the town centre location. Station House, which will be the first Lovell Reinspired development, will create a gated community of 29 one and two-bedroom apartments; one penthouse apartment and two two-bedroom maisonettes with 34 parking spaces.

Two of the properties will be created out of the old cells, creating a truly unique place to call home. As well as this, the development will also provide 4 electric vehicle charging points.

We’re excited to be opening a new chapter in the history of the police station and look forward to starting work on this landmark development later this year...The scheme will celebrate and preserve many of the original features of the historic building while introducing a contemporary twist. ‘Guilty as charged’, all properties will be built with Lovell Homes’ ‘Gold’ specification as standard, as well as incorporating its inspiring style and exceptional value. “We predict extremely high demand for these individual luxury apartments and maisonettes where residents will have access to all the amenities of the town centre in a location close to both Stourbridge railway station and the Stourbridge Interchange bus station.”

Lovell regional refurbishment director Carl Yale

The main police station building was built in 1911 as the headquarters of the Worcestershire County Constabulary while the ‘Wendy House’ and an accommodation block, which will also be converted through the scheme, are believed to date from the 1930s. As well as the cells, a former magistrates’ court will be transformed through the redevelopment. Two new-build apartments will also be created facing Court St.

The conversion scheme will retain the original building’s architectural internal and external features wherever possible, including the external blue doors and the stunning barrel ceiling of the old court room which will be shown off to spectacular effect through the creation of two double-height apartments with mezzanine floors.

The new development is set to launch in Autumn 2019. Register your details today on Lovell’s priority mailing list for the latest news and information on Station House Tel: 01384 505 044 or Email: sales@midlands.co.uk