Permission granted for Fitzroy House scheme

Published Thursday 9th February 2017 Permission granted for Fitzroy House scheme

Bath-based developer Longacre has been given the green light to refurbish Fitzroy House on Great Pulteney Street, which will involve reinstating some of the building’s historic features.

The internal and external work will see the former sheltered housing complex converted into 28 private apartments. The company has been given permission to remove modern alterations made to the Grade I Listed Building such as suspended ceilings, doors, internal partitions and corridors and reinstate many of the building’s historic characteristics including stone floors, front doors, steps to the basement and decorative cornicing.

Mark Tyrrell, of Longacre, said, “We are delighted that our plans to refurbish the Grade I Listed Building Fitzroy house have been approved. This high-quality refurbishment will include reinstating some of the original features that have been removed over the years. This will enhance the frontage and make the building more in keeping with its iconic surroundings. We feel it is important to give Bath’s historic buildings the care and attention they deserve in order to breathe new life into them and preserve them for future generations.”

Longacre has extensive experience in converting Bath’s Listed Buildings. Last year the company unveiled its conversion of a redundant Grade I Listed Building in the city centre at One Bilbury Lane. The project created six luxury apartments and a bespoke penthouse apartment.

Other schemes have included the renovation of a Grade II Listed property, which created 19 flats, and the reconfiguration of vacant council-owned terraced properties, to create a collection of high quality apartments.