Principle to manage luxury apartments in former Wordsley workhouse and hospital buildings

Principle to manage luxury apartments in former Wordsley workhouse and hospital buildings

An impressive development of 70 luxury apartments converted from a former workhouse and hospital building in the Black Country is to be looked after by Principle Estate Management.

The Royal Wordsley Heritage Buildings near Stourbridge began life as a Victorian workhouse before they were used as a military hospital in the early 1900s, later serving NHS patients as Wordsley Hospital until 2005.

They were redeveloped for residential use in a sensitive conversion by Shropshire Homes that included the restoration of many original features, including the clock tower now known as Tower Lodge.

Principle has won the contract from a freeholder client who purchased the converted built buildings a few years ago.

Brett Williams, managing director of Principle, said: “We’re delighted to have been appointed to manage this impressive development, and we are looking forward to working with residents.

“This is a great conversion of another former hospital site which is becoming a bit of a theme with recent instructions – we’ve had three in a month.

“Personally, I love both old and new architecture. The architecture here is lovely with the Clock Tower being the centrepiece of the development.

“It is super to see a former institutional building that was no longer fit for purpose being redeveloped and given a new lease of life.”

He added: “We’re thrilled that our freeholder client continues to instruct us on properties as we enjoy working with them. They want estate management be carried out properly which is exactly what we’re all about.

Principle Estate Management was launched in 2018 by Mr Williams, the former head of residential property management at CPBigwood in Birmingham, and a past-chairman of ARMA.

It is now the UK’s fastest growing residential estate management business 18 months after its launch, with well over 150 developments across the country.

Principle is based at Cornwall House in Lionel Street, Birmingham, and offers a national property management service.

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