Local property developer and Property Hub Director, Nabeel Mussarat, has acquired St Augustine’s Church in Cheadle after the former owners, Blackmore Homes, were on the brink of collapse.
With the purchase of the church taking place, it has made sure that the conversion of St Augustine’s can carry on uniterrupted, paving the for 9 new apartments to be on the market by the beginning of 2022. Mr Mussarat has undertaken this project in an attempt to play his part in the rejuvenation of the local Cheadle area.
The church was acquired by Mr. Mussarat on behalf of his company, Property Hub, in March of this year, but renovation efforts have been ongoing since 2016 under the supervision of Blackmore homes. Due to the notoriously difficult nature of renovations on former churches to stay in line with council building control and the Church of England regulations, it is a difficult and time-consuming task, which is ultimately what led to the downfall of Blackmore Homes, and the eventual sale of St Augustine’s Church to Property Hub.
Nabeel was approached by Blackmore Homes and the transaction was fully complete within 7 days, meaning that the renovation process has remained uninterrupted due to the quick completion on the transaction.
“I always jump at the chance to invest locally, and we are always raring to exchange quickly on properties, so when Blackmore approached me earlier this year with worries about their development on this piece of Cheadle history, we decided to jump in to assist. When complete, this will pump a new lease of life into the local area and ensure that local landmarks like this are rejuvenated whilst still retaining their external characteristics.” – Nabeel Mussarat
The 9 apartments are on the market now via Main & Main, with the showroom apartment expected to be complete at some point next month. More information is available here: /st-augustines-church-cheadle-heath/ and more updates will be coming soon.