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Victoria House, former Runcorn Cottage Hospital

Halton Housing transform historical Runcorn site into affordable housing scheme

16th April 2018
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On Thursday 12th April, the remaining properties on the Victoria House development, located on Holloway Road, higher Runcorn were completed and handed over to Halton Housing. The £2.9 million project was grant funded by the HCA (Homes and Communities Agency) and has seen the creation of 28 new homes on Holloway and has involved the selective demolition and conversion of the existing building with complimentary new build properties. The housing development comprises of 6 homes, and 22 one and two-bedroom apartments.

Works started on the transformation of the former Cottage Hospital building back in December 2016. Rather than demolishing the historical Runcorn Cottage Hospital, Halton Housing decided to restore as much of the original building as possible and to transform the building into affordable, high quality homes.

As the development has been handed over to Halton Housing in phases, many of the homes on this development are already tenanted and have proved very popular with tenants.

Kate Sweeney, the Development Manager for this scheme at Halton Housing said:

“I’m so pleased to have been part of the restorative new-build Victoria House development which has created high quality, affordable homes for Halton residents. We listened to local residents when approaching this new build development, and instead of tearing the former Cottage Hospital building down to build on this site, we instead invested in retaining as much of this building and its original features as possible to allow the community to retain this historical landmark and bring it back in to use.”

John McGee, Halton Housing’s Clerk of works on this project said:

“The works on this project included the demolition of three old buildings to the rear of the original site, and the construction of 6 new houses and 2 apartments on the rear half of the development, which were handed over in early January this year. Works to the main “hospital” building included demolition of some of the internal walls and structures, plus the lowering of floors within the main building whilst retaining the structural integrity of the original building. We have transformed the hospital building into 9 new apartments to the rear, with access at ground and upper floor levels, and 2 duplex apartments to the sides of the original building in keeping with the original construction format.”

“The retention of the appearance of the front of the former hospital building was integral, and important to our works, as it has been a key landmark in the area for over one hundred years.”

The housing development has been completed through the partnership working of Halton Housing’s development team, John McCall Architects, Bardsley Construction, Aecom and the Alan Johnson Partnership.

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