A RICH HERITAGE
WITH A LEGACY OF SUCCESS
With an appetite for developments that demand an imaginative, holistic and sympathetic approach, our ambitious heritage schemes demonstrate a passion for successfully re-imagining historic locations. Our unique approach takes inspiration from each location and the surrounding architecture to create individual dwellings with identity and character. As a result, we have been able to realise some of the region’s largest and most challenging historic regeneration schemes.
PREVIOUS PROJECTS INCLUDE
The gracious and imposing presence of Reading’s tree-lined London Road brings together three Georgian terraces. Formerly divided into student accommodation, the Grade II* Listed buildings had fallen into serious disrepair, with Historic England putting them on their At Risk Register. Thomas Homes purchased the buildings from the University of Reading and set about injecting fresh vibrancy into London Road while safeguarding and showcasing the heritage of some of its most dignified and historic buildings.
OLD RAILWAY QUARTER
Having laid abandoned for over 25 years, the Grade II* Listed Great Western Railway Works had been placed on Historic England’s At Risk Register. Whilst this would deter most developers, Thomas Homes saw the incredible opportunity provided by redeveloping the Brunel designed buildings. We purchased the site unconditionally and, working closely with Swindon Borough Council, the completed scheme transformed this important part of central Swindon, creating a vibrant new quarter for the town.
Purchased from Homes England, Fair Mile is one of the best examples of a converted former asylum building. It has become one of the most sustainable and community focused developments in the region. Despite the constraints of the buildings being Grade II Listed, Thomas Homes were able to achieve an EcoHomes Excellent Rating across the site. A community hall, allotments, cricket pitch, café and 100 acres of landscaped, riverside grounds make Fair Mile a highly desirable place to live.
The former Park Prewett Hospital site in Basingstoke was one of Homes England’s test bed sites for introducing stringent sustainability standards on developers. Thomas Homes purchased all the remaining historic buildings from Homes England, including the landmark water tower, and converted them to a level in excess of the required sustainability standards.