Bishop Percy’s reaches half way point

Bishop Percy's House: Promo Picture

A project to transform one of Shropshire’s oldest and most iconic buildings has reached its half way point. The renovation and extension of the 16th century half-timbered Bishop Percy’s House in Cartway, Bridgnorth, is progressing as the property is converted into a tea room and holiday apartments.

Contactors started on site in mid-September and are on track to finish the project in July. Vic Johnson, of Johnson Design Partnership who drew up the plans, said, “It’s a striking town centre landmark and we’re thrilled with the way the plan to bring it back to life is progressing. As this is a Grade I listed building we are working carefully with English Heritage.” Plans include the construction of two contemporary homes which will be built on the site of a derelict gym at the rear of the site and would overlook the River Severn. The gym has been demolished, changing the Bridgnorth skyline. The new houses will be ‘upside down’ in nature to maximise river views.

Owner of Bishop Percy’s House Maria Allen plans to display pictures and artefacts from the site’s past in the tea room and it’s hoped the holiday accommodation will attract tourists to one of Shropshire’s most historic settings.

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