Finishing touches for luxury apartments at Poundbury

Cupola being lifted into place at Corston House, Poundbury

Cupola being lifted into place at Corston House, Poundbury

First published in News Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Dorchester reporter

THE FINISHING touches have been added to crown a development of luxury apartments in Poundbury.

Local firm C G Fry & Son organised the project that saw a large crane lift a cupola, compete with gold finial, into position at Corston House.

The scheme in Poundbury’s south west quadrant is now nearing completion and offers five luxurious apartments built in brick with authentic stone detailing.

It is the latest addition from C G Fry & Son’s, which has played a major part in the building of more than 500 houses as well as commercial properties at Prince Charles’ model development of Poundbury.

When completed the south west quadrant will boast around 250 dwellings and will draw closely on the architecture of the late 18th and early 19th century in Dorchester and surrounding towns, with a particular attention to detail for elements such as door surrounds, eaves, brickwork and metalwork.

Corston House will feature one three-bedroom and four two-bedroom apartments with large windows and high ceilings.

Each apartment will also have individual features and two parking spaces.

Head of sales and marketing at C G Fry & Sons Caroline Hill said that the scheme was likely to attract ‘very discerning purchasers’ as the apartments offered ‘the height of luxury’.

She said: “This really is a very special building with stunning apartments offering the height of luxury. “The generous proportions and large windows create a spacious, light and airy feel throughout and being located in prestigious Poundbury means they will attract very discerning pur-chasers.”

The next phase of Poundbury will see the development of the north east quadrant, with the first stage of the scheme soon to begin.

C G Fry & Sons will be working on a mix of freehold houses and two coach houses.

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4:19pm Fri 16 May 14

Dorset Boy says...

Yet more un-affordable flats for local young couples of Dorchester. When are we going to see houses and flats for our local people instead of the rich in-comers from the cities
Yet more un-affordable flats for local young couples of Dorchester. When are we going to see houses and flats for our local people instead of the rich in-comers from the cities Dorset Boy
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7:34pm Fri 16 May 14

ksmain says...

Luxury homes in Poundbury - surely not?

Are they to go with the over-priced houses?
Luxury homes in Poundbury - surely not? Are they to go with the over-priced houses? ksmain
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12:15pm Sat 17 May 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

These apartments would be for the local inhabitants of Poundbury village, I hope that they include somewhere for them to hang up their smocks and space for their livestock!
These apartments would be for the local inhabitants of Poundbury village, I hope that they include somewhere for them to hang up their smocks and space for their livestock! IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
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1:25am Sun 18 May 14

westbaywonder says...

The boys have been working hard down on Maggies farm.

Had a drive around Poundbury some time back before heading back to Surrey.

1AM and misty, horrible place,felt like being in a Charles Dickens book or London in 1856.
Maggie Maggie Maggie,OI OI OI ! LOL
The boys have been working hard down on Maggies farm. Had a drive around Poundbury some time back before heading back to Surrey. 1AM and misty, horrible place,felt like being in a Charles Dickens book or London in 1856. Maggie Maggie Maggie,OI OI OI ! LOL westbaywonder
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