Old Rectory, Conversion of historic hospital building to apartments, Dorchester

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Project Description

Conversion of Period building, Somerleigh Road, Dorchester

The Old Rectory once formed part of the historic county hospital. In more recent years the building was used as a health and fitness centre.

The Rectory (including the cellars) has been sensitively converted into 8 individual and unique apartments.

This Victorian building is not listed but is of historic interest, retaining many of its original features.  It makes an important contribution to the area, therefore, the conversion involved retaining all the principal elevations intact.  Various blocked up doorways facing the car park were opened to improve an elevation which has suffered over the years from random alterations.

Light wells were formed to allow access for light and ventilation to the existing basement areas but being below ground level have not altered or spoiled the general appearance of the building’s exterior.

This has been a very succesful project with the apartments selling quickly.

Photos: Courtesy of DOMVS