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Urban cool meets recycled chic. Hansom Hall shows how the past can meet the present

By ruth morris, Wednesday Jan 15, 2020

St Agnes, St Judes, St Werburghs and St Pauls have become some of the most coveted areas of Bristol to live in. Now deemed as some of Bristol’s coolest areas, homes are limited, and new homes rarer still. Which explains why Hansom Hall, on St Thomas Street is already 50% reserved.

With just twenty two, one and two bed apartments and two bedroom houses, this small creative scheme is a meticulous conversion of this historic Grade 2 Listed building. Until recently the Empire Sports and Boxing Club, Hansom Hall is now being expertly restored to its former glory using a mixture of traditional and modern construction methods.

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With all the attractions of urban living, this stunning development is approx a 5-15 minute stroll from Cabot Circus and the City Centre. As young professionals seek a lifestyle that minimises car use, allowing them to walk or cycle for work and leisure, the attraction of a local sports centre, restaurants, cafés and wine bars, top the agenda.

No two units are identical and expert restoration has created many truly bespoke features in both the private homes and the communal areas. These include re-instated stonework, hand-crafted rolled stained glass windows, exposed beams and recycled timbers and floorboards to enhance walls and window seats.

This magnificent development really does show how the past can compliment the present. Hansom Hall is a gothic treat of a building filled with memories of the past; restored fireplaces, kitchens introducing touches of Victoriana and vaulted living spaces that soar to great heights exposing the newly restored beams.

With environmental concerns and individuality also high on buyers wish list, the reuse and recycle ethos of this scheme is proving very popular and must be seen to be believed.

Two fabulous show homes are launching on Saturday 15th February, 10am-3pm.

Agents: CJ Hole 0117 923 2888 and Savills 0117 910 0360.

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