Work on tranforming Inland Revenue offices to flats in Peterborough begins

An artists impression of the flats
An artists impression of the flats
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Work to transform a former Peterborough office block into 33 stylish new apartments has begun.

The £4 million Hereward Tower development on Broadway will comprise 24 two-bedroom and six one-bedroom classy apartments, and three luxury penthouses on the top level. All floors will boast the best residential views in the city.

The development - formally the home of the Inland Revenue - which includes the construction of an additional top floor and recladding of the building, was approved by Peterborough City Council in 2014.

Local constructors Lindum have been completing the preparatory work over the past few weeks, and will begin recladding the building shortly.

Julian Wells, director of the developers, FW Properties, said: “The Hereward Tower creates first class city centre living for Peterborough. It also comes at a very exciting time, in a prime location and with stunning panoramic views across the city.

“Hereward Tower provides the perfect base for Peterborough’s ambitious young professionals in a trendy setting. London and Peterborough’s business hubs are within easy reach, and the city centre continues to grow into a hive of evening activity with the arrival of new restaurants, bars and shops.

“We hope to unveil our full plans to the city later this year.”

The vacant office building of 25,000 sq. ft. was originally built in 1966 and has been empty since the Inland Revenue vacated the building in 2008.v