Flats: New restoration boosts Crouch Street, Colchester
Local developers Halcyon Property Ltd, have taken nearly two years to convert John Cole House from commercial use to nine superbly finished apartments. Original features such as two magnificent staircases, sturdy front doors, and a fine formerly concealed window with stained glass detail have been fully restored, and traditional finishes such as six-panel doors, deep cornices and dado rails reintroduced.
Steve Wright, Fenn Wright Partner and lettings expert in Colchester says “The apartments have been completed to a very high standard and could be the start of a rejuvenation that will see this part of Crouch Street closest to Colchester town centre become as desirable as the part nearer Balkerne Hill.
“This conversion together with a proposed new project to put a hotel and more apartments in the old Odeon Cinema, a near neighbour of John Cole House, are a real boost for the area”.