Weston Homes is due to deliver a project that will transform a historic military hospital site in Aldershot into a new £60 million residential area of 140 private sale homes. The former Cambridge Military Hospital and ancillary buildings will be converted into the new homes, commercial/community facilities and grand communal foyers and spaces.
The iconic site comprises a collection of Victorian and Edwardian buildings, which are being restored as part of Grainger’s Aldershot Urban Extension scheme, now known as Wellesley.
“Weston Homes is pleased to be working alongside Grainger plc to reinvigorate the iconic Victorian and Edwardian military buildings of the Cambridge Military Hospital and transform them into a new residential address for Aldershot that local people will be proud to call home. With our proven historic building restoration expertise, Weston Homes will bring a new lease of life to these heritage buildings which are of national importance due to their military history, we will transform them into modern homes layered with the rich history and unique character of this historic site,” said Bob Weston, Chairman & Chief Executive of Weston Homes.
The project involves a team of multi-award-winning architectural practices with the masterplan devised by Adam Urbanism, with detailed architectural design by Feilden & Mawson for the Cambridge Military Hospital; Omega Partnership for the Louise Margaret Hospital and former Nurse’s Residence; Adam Architecture for Gun Hill House & Gun Hill Water Tower; and Thrive Architecture for Cambridge House & St Michae’’s House, and Allen Pyke Associates for the landscape design.
“We are delighted to have secured Weston Homes for this important heritage site and look forward to working with them to deliver 140 new homes within the historic buildings of the Cambridge Military Hospital. Weston Homes has proven restoration and conversion skills which will be essential for ensuring the preservation of the period buildings. This partnership underlines Grainger’s commitment to the wider Wellesley development and reinforces our role as a leading partner for major residential regeneration projects,” added Helen Gordon, Chief Executive of Grainger plc.
Weston Homes will deliver both converted and new build homes, including one, two and three-bedroom apartments and two, three and four–bedroom houses set in landscaped grounds. Original features such as fireplaces, paneling and staircases will be retained and incorporated into the new homes that will become part of the new residential area.
Work will begin this summer, with the project anticipated to be phased over several years.