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Converted to conversions…

By Emma Martin, 17 August 2017

With constant reports of low housing supply, rising rents and mounting demand it is becoming harder than ever for renters to find their perfect home.

In order to try and alleviate the issues regarding low housing supply there are countless new developments popping up across the country. Whilst the majority of these new developments are just that – new, there is also a large number of conversion developments coming to the rental market. New permitted development rules mean that numbers of conversions are on the up as the new law makes it easier for property developers to convert buildings such as old offices into residential developments, with a much easier planning process.

Conversions are a popular choice for many renters as they produce unique new homes from old buildings including school houses, offices and churches. With many disused buildings being utilised for their often prime locations, historical background and quirky original features there are countless reasons why you might choose to live in a converted apartment packed with individual charm, which has resulted in a burgeoning appetite for renovated developments.

Intus Lettings currently has a number of unique and distinctive rental opportunities available! Read on for a roundup of some of the best apartments currently available for those looking for something a little bit different…

The Old School House – prices from £895.00 PCM
Clevelands Drive, Bolton, BL1 5GJ

This quirky two bedroom duplex located in a desirable Bolton suburb has a striking first impression. Dating back to the 1860s, the development’s name is taken from its history as a Preparatory School. Prior to becoming a school, the house was the private home of a renowned iron and steel manufacturer, and the son of the Mayor of Bolton.

This deluxe apartment is set on two floors and boasts two bedrooms, two bathrooms, fitted kitchen, cloakroom and two parking spaces. The stylish modern design of the restoration perfectly complements the Victorian grandeur of the building, whilst offering residents the best in comfortable contemporary living.

Situated close to the motorway network, transport links and countryside as well as just a short distance from Bolton centre, The Old School House is the perfect rental opportunity.

Junction Works – prices from £950.00
Ducie Street, Manchester, M1 2DF

A piece of Manchester’s industrial history, this stunning converted warehouse has all the charm of a traditional conversion. With exposed brick, and original beams this two bedroom apartment brings something different to the rental market.

With a brilliant location by Ashton Canal it is just moments from Piccadilly Station, making it perfect for commuters or those working in the city centre. The Junction Works is also just a short walk to the Northern Quarter, the most stylish suburb of Manchester with countless bars and restaurants.

This two bedroom apartment is presented in outstanding condition and comes fully furnished, making it the perfect apartment for young professionals looking for a taste of traditional urban living.

Bells Court – prices from £475.00 PCM
Bailey Street, Sheffield, S1 4EH

Bells Court is an excellent conversion of a former 1950s warehouse building and has been tastefully renovated into 29 unique studios in the heart of Sheffield.

With care taken to keep the buildings history in mind, each apartment is distinctive and retains retro features which are juxtaposed with modern convenience and comfort to build a unique home for residents.

Each apartment has a modern fitted kitchen and stylish bathroom. Furnished to the highest of standards, Bells Court is ideal for young professionals or students.

Macintosh Mills - prices from £1,395.00 PCM
4 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5GH

One of Manchester’s premier redevelopments Macintosh Mills is a conversion of a famous factory and mill that produced waterproof material used for the creation of raincoats and umbrellas, a true piece of Mancunian history!

This spacious two bedroom apartment is located in central Manchester and incorporates the original features of beams and brickwork with high-end modern living. With buckets of character Macintosh Mills is in high demand among renters.

To find out more about these apartments, or to book a viewing click here!

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