Landmark Estates


Landmark Estates

August 2018

Landmark Estates is delighted that West Dorset District Council has approved its scheme for the conversion of Top O’Town House, Bridport Road, Dorchester. The  Grade II listed building is to form 9 apartments and an additional detached, coach house dwelling.

Phil Holdcroft, Planning Manager says ‘Planning permission and listed building consent were both secured via officer delegated powers, within the 13-week target deadline. Our architect (Etchingham Morris) worked closely with the Council’s Listed Building Officer to ensure that this historically important building is appropriately converted and its special interests are safeguarded.  We were also grateful for the Town Council’s support of the scheme.  We agree that by returning Top O’Town House to its original residential use, it will make a positive economic, social and environmental contribution to Dorchester Town Centre’. 

James Bradley, Managing Director, says ‘ This handsome example of Georgian-style architecture has stood vacant for a considerable period of time.  Landmark Estates can now look forward to overseeing the building’s sensitive conversion and securing its long-term future.  Our scheme will deliver a range of apartment types and sizes, all with on-site parking provision. The original features of the building will be retained and complemented with modern features to create unique and luxurious town centre homes’.

Works on the site hope to commence in late 2018.

Planning and listed building consent approved in one of the most desirable Market Towns on the South Coast

(PP REF: 18/00886/FUL / 18/00887/LIS).

Winchester House, is a suburb Grade II listed building situated in Alresford (c7 miles from the City of Winchester), the recently consented application promotes four private residential apartments, each with allocated parking.

The buildings date back as far as the late C18, originally the former farm house and piggery for New Farm.  The buildings have been not been used for residential or indeed agricultural purposes for a considerable time.

With unanimous support from the Local Authority, including the conservation officer, Landmark Estates consider the proposed re-development Winchester House to be an important step towards the longevity of its preservation.

The four dwellings are arranged over two floors, each offering unique and bespoke accommodation. The larger of the four apartments are split over two floors, and offer potential buyers versatile and deceptively generous levels of accommodation.

The success of this application, further promotes Landmark Estates as regional expert in Listed Building Conversion / Development Opportunities.  Winchester House is just one of several new projects that Landmark Estates are due to launch in the next six months, with comparable and indeed larger schemes in Winchester, Dorchester and Salisbury.

For more information please contact Senior Land Buyer Ben Olds
M: 07827338521 E:

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