Buyers flock to The Post House as developers unveil show apartment



Nearly half of the 48 apartments currently being developed at the former Gloucester Royal Mail offices have already been reserved.

Work on bringing the building, now rebranded The Post House, on Eastern Avenue back into creative use is well underway. The construction contract was awarded to R G Carter and completion is anticipated in Spring 2019.

Already 20 of the 48 apartments have been reserved off-plan.

Development partners County to County Property Group and Elevate Property Group are now ready to reveal what buyers can expect. The repurposing of the building has combined art deco architecture with contemporary interiors, providing well proportioned apartments with a deluxe specification.

The Post House show apartment will be unveiled at 10am on Saturday 10 November when viewings by appointment will be available.

The L-shaped development was originally part of the Royal Mail’s sorting centre operations. One of Gloucester’s landmark commercial buildings, it is currently being reimagined to create 32 one bedroom and 16 two bedroom apartments, with prices ranging from £108,000-£123,000 for the one bedroom apartments, and £155,000-£185,000 for the two bedroom apartments.

The parking provision is unusually high, with one space allotted per one bedroom apartment and two spaces for the two bedroom apartments.

Laraine James, sales assistant at selling agents Hampton International, said they had been impressed by the initial level of interest in the development.

“This is clearly the right development at the right time in the Gloucester market as we are seeing strong interest from young couples, first time buyers and civil servants working in the vicinity.

“This is a stylish development which combines the best of the old and the new, retaining features such as the reception area and stylish staircase, and bringing the best of contemporary living style to Gloucester in a competitively priced development.”

She said there was very little stock available in this price range and the reputation of partners County to County and Elevate Property Group for delivering a quality product was also helping to drive interest.

Built in the 1950s, The Post House is arranged in an L-shape with two wings either side of a central art deco style stairwell and atrium which will be retained and provide a stylish entrance and introduction to the development.

The Post House development is ideally situated, with Gloucester city centre, the Cathedral and railway station approximately two miles to the west, and Kingsholm Stadium, home of Gloucester Rugby, is just 1.5 miles away.

The Post House fronts on to the roundabout junction with the A38 Eastern Avenue and Barnwood Road, as well as Corinium Avenue which connects to the A417 and junctions 11 and 11a of the M5. Surrounding amenities include local shops, supermarkets, fast food outlets, retail parks, pubs, hotels, restaurants, public parks and good schooling.

Completion is anticipated in Spring 2019. More details are available by calling 01242 222909 or emailing jamesl@hamptons-int.com

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