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One Heritage milestone as Lincoln House reaches Practical Completion

One Heritage Group PLC have completed the development of Lincoln House in Bolton, delivered by principal contractor Medlock FRB. The development has transformed a part completed five-storey office building, which sat vacant since construction ceased in 2011, into 88 high-quality residential apartments.

Lincoln House is located on Nelson Street, south of Bolton town centre and comprises 24 studios, 40 one-bedroom, 23 two-bedroom and 1 three-bedroom apartments over 5 storeys. In addition, the scheme benefits from 52 car parking spaces and 20 secure cycle spaces.
One Heritage acquired the building in March 2020 and submitted a planning application for residential development in October 2021. Planning permission was granted in April 2021.

Internally, the building was stripped back to its shell, and works included the demolition of three stair cores and installation of a new stair and lift core to the rear of the building.

External works included stripping the existing façade of its non-fire rated cladding and replacing with fire rated insulated render. In addition, all windows were replaced and significant roof repairs undertaken. All external works ensure the building is EWS1 compliant despite being less than 18 meters in height. The development provides much needed quality accommodation, and the majority of the building is expected to be occupied by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust who will occupy up to 62 apartments for at least the next 12 months.

Jason Upton, chief executive of One Heritage, said:
“To see 88 homes created from a building that has been repurposed and brought to life having sat unfinished and vacant for 9 years, is incredibly pleasing. I am also excited to reach an agreement with Bolton NHS Foundation Trust to occupy 62 apartments for at least the next 12 months, providing housing for local key workers.”

The development project team included Cube Cost Consultants, Alison Pike Architects, Euan Kellie Property Solutions, King Associates, Kennedy Redford and RJD Associates. Xenia Estates have been appointed as building manager for the development.

Photos by Skywall Photography Ltd.