Winchester College is developing 11 residential properties for rent on the site of 77 to 79 Kingsgate Street and the adjacent Wellington Cottage, Canon Street. The scheme is a mixture of conservation, renovation and new build properties, following a thorough analysis of the existing urban character and the designated heritage assets that form this part of the Conservation Area. You can find out more about how heritage matters have influenced the design of the scheme here.
The College has specified a high quality, sympathetic scheme that delivers positive improvements in the quality of the overall built and historic environment. The opportunity is being taken to remove some of the more recent, and often unsightly, additions to those buildings being retained while leaving their original footprints.
Wellington House and the adjacent building at 77 Kingsgate Street at the corner of the junction with Canon Street, together with Wellington Cottage fronting Canon Street, will be renovated and converted to new properties. The largest of the three, Wellington House, will retain its imposing Victorian façade and be converted into two flats, each with two bedrooms.
The corner building, number 77 Kingsgate Street, will be converted into a three bedroomed property, while Wellington Cottage will be renovated to create a modern four bedroomed home. The remaining seven new build properties will vary in size from one to three bedrooms and display different building heights and styles.
Vehicle access from Canon Street leads to the rear of the properties with eight parking spaces around landscaped communal gardens.
All the designs shown in the artists’ impressions are provisional and subject to amendment as a result of the consultation and planning approval processes