£45million refurb of historic hospital into luxury flats
Sep 09, 2017
The former King Edward VII hospital in Midhurst, West Sussex, comprising a unique mix of Grade II and II* Listed buildings has undergone a £45 million refit. The historic building has been meticulously converted into a series of luxury flats, duplexes and houses combining all the original character features of the existing buildings with stylish modern specifications.
Opened by King Edward VII in 1906, the original hospital cost £200,000 to build. It was designed by architects Charles Holden and Percy Adams, and was celebrated as an advancement in the treatment of the sick, when at its prime.
Following its closure in 2006 award-winning heritage developer City & Country purchased the site, heralding it as their biggest challenge in 50 years.
“Until the 1950s the building fared well, with the necessary extensions being designed in a sensitive manner,” she explains. “However, from the 1960s onwards such sensitivity was put aside, with the practicalities of a hospital being the overriding influence. These unfortunate additions paid little regard to the historic architecture and landscape.
Helen Moore, City & Country, Managing Director
Set in extensive grounds within the South Downs National Park, every effort to retain the original fabric of the building has been made, with Parquet floors in some of the flats returned to their original honey-coloured hues. Other apartments have exposed beams, wooden panelling or original fireplaces. All have well-proportioned rooms with tall ceilings and large windows, allowing light to flood in.
"Offering a hugely desirable combination of history, stunning listed buildings surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, combined with breath taking wider surroundings and excellent commutability to local towns and London, the estate is set to become a highly desirable new address for those seeking a beautiful home."
A spokesman for City & Country
Stansons Group are delighted to have been appointed to supply and install motorised 20mm pleated roof blinds at this prestigious site.
"It is fantastic to work on a building of such magnitude. To say we have been part of this fit out is wonderful."
Sven Stanley, Stansons Account Manager.