15 March 2021
A picture of Multi-million pound refurb of historic city building now complete

A multi-million pound revamp of one of Worcester’s most historic buildings has now been completed.

John Gwynn House on North Parade – owned and managed by Sanctuary Group – dates from the 18th century and provides accommodation for some of the city’s older residents.

The extensive £2 million refurbishment included replacement of the building’s roof and 196 windows, new doors and door entry systems, and external decoration.

The works also saw the restoration of the porticos on Bridge Street and decoration to windows on the North Parade façade that couldn’t be replaced due to planning permission restrictions.

Tony O’Neill, Sanctuary’s Director – Asset Management, said: “These changes will help to preserve the appearance of one of Worcester’s most historic properties, while also providing a quality, comfortable living space for residents.

“John Gwynn House is situated in a highly visible part of the city near to Worcester Bridge, and we are proud to play our part in this listed building’s restoration.”

View of John Gwynn House in Worcester from above