With just weeks to go until the April launch of The Cottonworks, P J Livesey has announced that it has sold out of its first phase of stylish one- and two-bedroom apartments on the popular Bolton development and will be bringing forward the second phase to accommodate demand.
The conversion specialist is expecting a huge turn out at the official launch, planned for 14th and 15th April, with interest growing rapidly as news of the development spreads. PJ Livesey credits the burgeoning popularity of Bolton for a proportion of the sales success. Sales manager Colette Gannon explains: "Bolton has all the transport links to make it convenient for City Centre commuters and it offers more value for money than similar areas in South Manchester which have seen young professionals and first-time buyers priced out of the market in recent years.
"Buyers want an alternative to the City Centre which is arguably over-developed in parts. Lancashire's old mills provide a statement of taste and individuality for their residents as they are full of character and steeped in history. P J Livesey converted a mill development, Eagley Mills not far from the Cottonworks six years ago. Since 2001, prices on that development have risen by an average of between £70,000 and £90,000 and we are now fielding calls from potential buyers who feel that they missed out first time around."
The 1926 Grade II listed building - the last mill to be built in the area - was designed and built for Sir John Holden by Bradshaw, Gas and Hope and has retained a number of distinctive architectural features which PJ Livesey expect will appeal to the more discerning homebuyer. A total of 284 luxury apartments are to be included overall and the launch will see the opening of four show apartments and two view units across three floors.
Bolton's potential has been realised over the last ten years with the opening of a range of trendy bars, cafés, restaurants and smaller specialist shops joining the ranks of busy chains and High Street names which flank the town centre. With improved public transport links to major northern city centres and easy access to motorways, Bolton looks set to continue to flourish.
For further information on The Cottonworks, or to register your name as an 'early bird' enquirer, please call 01204 305012 (open Thursday to Monday from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm) or 0800 7830259 (freephone).
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