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Home to - what is reputed to be - the oldest cricket pitch in England, Lord Kitchener’s alma mater and the birthplace of snooker, the Academy has been lovingly restored and converted 192,000 sq ft of grade II listed buildings into 328 modern one, two, three, four and five-bedroom houses and apartments.
The redevelopment, which took the listed buildings off Historic England’s At-Risk list, is an almost 50:50 split of luxury new build and refurbished units, 182 for private sale, 62 shared ownership, 6 affordable rent and 57 assisted living.
Durkan, the developer and contractor based in London and the Home Counties, has just released the final 10 high specification one & two-bed apartments for private sale – all are uniquely designed with double height living spaces and a galleried mezzanine, and many with double or triple height bedroom/bathroom/study accommodation in one of the original elegant octagonal turrets.
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Danny Durkan, Executive Chairman, said: “The Academy has been a particularly challenging yet extremely satisfying and special project. It was in a poor state when we acquired it and we have restored it to its former glory, whilst creating stylish new homes perfect for today’s lifestyle.
“The finished product is modern and exciting with an abundance of history. The unique apartments have beautiful contemporary designs by architects John McAslan & Partners that benefit from the original features and architecture of the 18th Century building.
“It is a fantastic place to live. You’re surrounded by the greenery of Woolwich Common yet with the urban allure of London close at hand. Residents will also benefit from the new Crossrail connection, which is due to open in 2018.”
For availability, visit www.theacademywoolwich.co.uk/availability or call 020 8856 0034
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Notes to Editors:
Durkan is a financially independent, family owned, developer and contractor based in London and the Home Counties.
Established in 1970, the company has grown from a small, family contractor to become one of London and the South-East’s leading development and construction companies.
After 45 years’ experience investing in, developing, constructing and refurbishing affordable, quality homes and communities throughout London and the Home Counties, the business is steadfastly committed to delivering high quality homes and lasting value for customers and communities.
Named 88th in The Sunday Times Top 250 growing companies in the UK, the business expects to double turnover from £150m to £300m over the next five years. The focus will be on sustainable growth, with an emphasis on growing the balance sheet.