Albert Court, Warwick

Thirteen unique new apartments have been created within the former Warwick Gas Works, one of the most historic buildings we have regenerated for housing.

The Grade II listed Gas Works building dates from 1822 and is one of the oldest and best preserved examples of its type in the world.

This flagship project is the result of our W2 housing partnership with Warwick District Council and has been carried out for us by local building contractor Manton. The development also includes nine houses for shared ownership built alongside on the site of an old fire station

 

During the Industrial Revolution, gas was needed for the new invention of gas lighting. The country’s first gas lamps were fitted outside the Boulton and Watt factory in nearby Birmingham and soon whole streets and towns were lit up. The Warwick works were located next to the Saltisford Canal Basin so they could be fuelled by coal delivered to its own wharf.

Our redevelopment has retained the façade and character of the landmark building, sympathetically injecting new life into its historic features. Each apartment is unique in layout and proportions, and includes some original windows and other special features.

Residents are now part of the new history of the rejuvenated site, which has attracted praise from local people and the local civic group, The Warwick Society, for its successful restoration.

Gas Works plaque

Old picture of Warwick Gas Works

Gas Works - during work

Albert Court - interior detail

Albert Court road sign