The Maltings: Newmarket development creatively blends the old with the new

PUBLISHED: 13:09 10 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:09 10 October 2018

The Maltings development, Newmarket. Picture: Michael Whitestone Photography

The Maltings development, Newmarket. Picture: Michael Whitestone Photography

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This converted 19th-century malt house in the home of horse racing offers luxury, individually-designed and generously-sized apartments – including a penthouse flat – starting from £295,000.

The Maltings development, Newmarket. Picture: Michael Whitestone PhotographyThe Maltings development, Newmarket. Picture: Michael Whitestone Photography

These stylish contemporary apartments, off Fordham Road, boast ultra-modern interior design, Victorian architecture and period features, and are being marketed by agents Whatley Lane and Strutt & Parker.

This one-of-a-kind courtyard development is set on a prominent site within the Newmarket Conservation Area and boasts a courtyard setting within a backdrop of communal landscaped gardens and mature trees. This helps create a real sense of community and an attractive green environment.

Mark Fitzpatrick, managing director of the developers, Cleanslate Ltd, said: “The final construction phase of the development has now been completed, providing a range of two and three-bedroom apartments and duplex apartments ranging from approximately 790 to 1,230 sq ft, including some with a mezzanine area within the roof.”

He added: “In the final phase of The Maltings we have sold 35 per cent of the units already and there are only 10 still available. The first two phases of the development are completely sold out.”

The Maltings development, Newmarket. Picture: Michael Whitestone PhotographyThe Maltings development, Newmarket. Picture: Michael Whitestone Photography

The homes have open-plan living areas, two bedrooms with an en-suite bathroom adjoining the master bedroom and an additional guest or family bathroom.

On the upper floors, the former kiln chimneys have been remodelled into striking galleries. The traditional floor-to-ceiling arched windows have been beautifully recreated, ensuring the rooms within are awash with natural light.

The penthouse apartment offers an eclectic mix of contemporary and historical features, including original exposed timber beams.

Mark said: “Within the Victorian envelope, we have created a modern atrium with glass and steel industrial-style walkways leading to the front doors of each individual unit.

The Maltings development, Newmarket. Picture: Michael Whitestone PhotographyThe Maltings development, Newmarket. Picture: Michael Whitestone Photography

“Each apartment replicates the original Victorian features in the building, with some exposed brick walls and windows that adhere to the outline of the old arch-headed windows – but at the same time provide the thermal and acoustic qualities demanded of modern life.

“The current layout and architectural style give a good representation of the various lives of the old building, from Victorian malt house to photographic processing factory and various uses in between.”

On the services his company, which is six years old, provides, Mark said: “Being a small housebuilder we are able to provide much more flexibility in our designs.

“We do not have standard house types and approach each project with architect-led design teams who provide individual solutions to respect the locality.

The Maltings development, Newmarket. Picture: Michael Whitestone PhotographyThe Maltings development, Newmarket. Picture: Michael Whitestone Photography

“The Maltings gave us an opportunity to create an eclectic mix of Victorian refurbishment, cutting edge four-storey townhouses and attractive modern apartments all on one site.”

Michael Houlden of Strutt & Parker Cambridge praised the individuality and character of the conversion, believing that it offers something new for the Cambridge area.

He said: “It’s completely unique and I haven’t seen anything like it in many years.”

Help to buy is available for first-time buyers. For more information, contact Whatley Lane on 01638 561187 or visit wlea.co.uk, or contact Strutt & Parker’s Cambridge office on 01223 459500 or visit struttandparker.com.

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