Noble House (formally known as Aims House & Denham House), a new development of rental apartments in the heart of Bournemouth, launches next month and is already attracting considerable interest. To date, three tenants have signed up, and four other flats have been reserved. It has shaken up the local property market so much in fact, that the Mayor is even set to attend the official launch of 1st phase of apartments on 6th March.
The buzz around the project is not only due to its cracking position in the centre of town, but because it has resulted in the restoration of what was formerly Denham House—the somewhat neglected, but iconic 1933 landmark building on Yelverton Road—to its former, Art Deco-inspired glory. This includes refurbishing the original, impressive clock-face situated on the corner of the building, which up until now most folks probably sailed past without even noticing.
With letting industry experts continuing to advise that location remains paramount when choosing where to live, you’d be hard-pushed to get a better address than this.
Conveniently flanked by Richmond Hill and Old Christchurch Road, it ticks all the boxes for immediate access to transport routes, endless shopping—from high-street names, to designer indies—plus clubs, pubs, restaurants and gyms.
It’s also just a pebble’s throw away from Bournemouth Beach, the Pleasure Gardens, and a choice of theatres, galleries and cinemas.
But enough about the outside, the inside is pretty special too…
Aimed at young professionals and the more discerning apartment-dweller, the developer has spared no effort, or expense. They have also paid a beautiful homage to the heritage of the building, while creating a stylish community where like-minded types can live in harmony.
Artisan-style finishes on the carved architraves and high skirting boards, impressively-tall windows and lofty ceilings, all nod to its origins; high quality, yet hip, interiors all in soft grey and toffee shades. Each has its own glossy fitted kitchen with qualitative integrated appliances, power showers, and the latest eco electric radiators, as well as a secure-entry-technology CCTV security system in all communal parts in and out. Not forgetting tech either, with high-speed WIFI and Sky-Q ready satellite, giving tenants the best of both worlds; the charm of the old, with the comfort and ease of the new, all in a very secure building.
“I much prefer working with old buildings,” says the developer, Menachen Margalit. Who, despite its unloved state, immediately recognised the potential for Denham House to become a retro-beauty. “I enjoy spending time restoring a building to its former glory whilst paying attention to the fine details of modern living”, he continued.
On this subject, an illuminated cabinet in the entrance foyer will display original artefacts uncovered during the building works, he has also retained and restored the carved wooden panels at the grand entrance foyer, and with the assistance of Bournemouth library secured interesting documents relating to the building dating back to 1934-5 to be displayed in the foyer.
On rescuing the original clock that was installed in 1933, Menachen says: “It is part of the history of Bournemouth, and it was important to me to retain it. We searched up and down the country endlessly for the right company, and ironically the firm I chose turned out to be M C Taylor—the Master Clockmaker, just around the corner from the building”.
The development comprises mainly of studio, and some one-bedroom apartments, all individually secure and fully maintained. The developer, wishing to give tenants the best possible service, secured the services of Mr Robert Saxby a very experienced gentleman in property management, to the role of property manager. “Robert has proven himself to give tenants a service second to none”, says Menachen.
The first phase of twenty-six individual flats on the first and second floors launches next month and the second phase on a newly built third floor, with a further nine apartments and 8 secured car parking spaces, is scheduled to launch in May.
For details and viewing contact Robert on 07922 778614, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prices vary from £665-£825, depending on size and specifications.