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ByDave Stopher

May 16, 2019 #property

DEVELOPERS have unveiled the details of a prestigious property development in one of the North East’s most exclusive areas.

The plans to convert The Coach House at the Drive, Gosforth into luxury apartments and houses were given the green light by council chiefs last year.

And now the people behind the scheme, Coach House owners, McDougall Dodds Limited, in conjunction with the FiftyTwo Group, have revealed their plans on how the development will look.

Eight properties will be created, which include two houses, two bungalows, three two- bedroom apartments and one three-bedroom apartment.

Work will begin on converting the Grade II listed building in June, with a projected completion date of spring 2020.

Although the conversion has only just begun, there has already been a great deal of interest in the properties with information set to be released to potential buyers at an exclusive preview event at the building on 16 May.

Daniel Gibson, of the FiftyTwo Group, said the homes were perfect for people who might be considering downsizing but don’t want to move out of the area.

“This part of Gosforth is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious addresses in the region,” said Daniel.

“And there are people who have lived here for most of their lives who might want to downsize, but without compromising on the quality of their home.

“The Coach House is a development that will tick all of those boxes – a variety of beautiful homes in a fantastic location.”

The FiftyTwo Group specialises in developments in historic properties, having previously transformed 52 Old Elvet in Durham into 12 luxury apartments.

It was that development which led to the partnership with the Summers family, who own McDougall Dodds Ltd, which has owned The Coach House since the 1970s.

The Coach House, together with the Gatehouse which is also located at the Drive, are the last remaining parts of Coxlodge Hall, a mansion built in Gosforth by Job Bulman in 1796 which occupied a site of more than 30 acres.

Since the 1950s the building has been used as commercial offices until last year when the current development was confirmed.

For further information call 0191 284 8400.

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