RESTORATION work is gathering pace at the former King Edward VII Hospital in Midhurst where the launch of the first show apartments is due to take place in the new year.
Lead developer City & Country is carrying out ambitious plans to restore the listed former sanatorium, other listed buildings and the garden.
All restoration work has been completed to the chapel. Modern buildings have been removed from the main sanatorium and specialist contractors are now cleaning the brickwork and repairing spoiled sections.
Helen Moore, City & Country managing director, said: “We have five specialist contractors on site working on the restoration of key features and designs, including intricate stone masonry and remedial work to the original dormer windows.
“Once complete, these features will play a considerable role in bringing the historic listed buildings back to their former glory.
“Our visitor centre will be launching in October and we will be welcoming new residents in 2015. “This is a truly exciting time for this wonderful collection of heritage assets that had been left to deteriorate for years following the closure of the hospital, but are now being transformed into a very special landmark development.”
City & Country is the lead developer at King Edward VII Estate, with Cala Homes and Millgate building new homes.