St. Paul’s Square, Bedford

St Paul's Square, Bedford

Client: Aldwyck Housing Group

The historic listed buildings – 1-4 St Paul’s Square – in the heart of Bedford’s town centre date back to 1460 and had been left vacant for almost 40 years.

The buildings have a rich history and play a key part in Bedford High Street and St. Paul’s Square’s ‘townscape’.

  • 1 St. Paul’s Square was built in the 16th century and has been used as an inn, a home, auction house, stockbrokers and most recently the county architect’s office.
  • 2- 3 St. Paul’s Square were built in the 18th century.
  • 4 St. Paul’s Square was the last of the terrace to be built as the vicarage to St Paul’s Church.

Parrott Construction’s own tradesmen carried out much of the nine-month restoration and repair work for Aldwyck Housing Group with some help from specialist sub-contractors.

Funding for this important and exciting renovation project came from Aldwyck’s own capital investment, a grant from the Homes and Communities Agency, Bedford High Street’s Townscape Heritage initiative, and grant funding from Bedford Borough Council’s Affordable Housing Budget.

  • Contract: Conversion, Refurbishment & Improvements to produce 9 self-contained apartments for our client Aldwyck Housing Group
  • Procurement Method: Negotiated Tender
  • Construction: Conversion, Refurbishment & Improvements
  • Architect: Philip Bailey Architects Ltd
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