The eagerly anticipated Nobel House (formally known as Electric House, Aims House and Denham House) was unveiled last week to an excited audience of the Bournemouth Mayor, royalty and residents; House Magazine’s journalistic team also attended. The first phase of the new development, which is now completed, is comprised of 24 brand new studio apartments, and two 1-bed apartments, all completed to a matchless standard in the Bournemouth area.
Despite only having completed phase one, this unique project is turning heads with 6 flats on first floor alone, already reserved if not vended. The buzz around the project however, 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.
Situated very much in the town centre, Noble House benefits from all aspects of the Bournemouth lifestyle, from vivacious urban living, such as shopping, bars, restaurants and leisure, to the calm and tranquillity of the seaside; all making for an enviable position. But enough about the outside—the inside is pretty special too…
Artisan-style finishes on the carved architraves, high skirting boards, impressively tall windows and lofty ceilings all nod to its origins, with high quality and trendy interiors all in soft grey and toffee shades, add a contemporary touch. Each has its own glossy fitted kitchen with quality 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 technology 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.
In the foyer, an illuminated cabinet displays original artefacts uncovered during the building works—a small touch, with a big impact on the building’s significance. One of many touches in fact, promoted by the developer Menachen Margalit who, despite the building’s unloved state, immediately recognised the potential for Denham House to become a retro-beauty. He explained, “I enjoy spending time restoring a building to its former glory whilst paying attention to the fine details of modern living”.
On rescuing the original clock that was installed in 1933, Menachen said: “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 just around the corner from the building”.
But perhaps the most enlightening result of this project is the knock-on good will effect, for Nobel House is the first development in the area where profits will go towards supporting charities with 10% of the net proceeds dedicated to charities in Bournemouth. At the grand unveiling Menachen announced that this development had inspired him to set-up the Nobel House Foundation; a lasting legacy of an iconic development, from which charities across the UK will benefit in this generation and generations to come.
The construction of nine additional apartments—a mix of studio flats, one and two bed flats—is due to be completed by May, along with a gated car park at the rear of the property.
The Company, wishing to give its tenants a second to none service, hired Mr Robert Saxby to be the in-house Property Manager. The flats are available to let for long and short term, and short terms lets will include bedding, linen, towels, crockery etc.
For details and viewing contact Robert Saxby on 07922 778614, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prices for long term lets vary from £665-£825, depending on size and specifications. Prices for short term lets depend on the duration of the letting.