Banners Mill – New Homes released to the market.

We are pleased to be working with local sales agents Addisons to offer to the market our Four New Build 3 bedroom properties located in the picturesque riverside setting in Barnard Castle, Co Durham.

Developing and converting a grade II listed property is a new departure for Bastien Jack.  Projects such as these can throw up many surprises but there is always an element of excitement when uncovering structural elements which have been out of sight since their construction over 100 years ago.

The finished units offer 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, cloakroom, lounge, dining and kitchen over 3 floors.  Located on the banks of the River Tees, the property has been configured to maximise the existing window positions to both the East and West elevations.  All four units are bathed with bright natural light, the end unit benefiting further having a gable end window in the lounge, offering direct views over the River.

Quality is key in these character properties, the kitchens by Mackintosh are designed to maximise the space and provide a range of practical storage and also home new integrated appliances.  The cloakroom, family bathroom and en suite are fitted with Porcelanosa suites and tiling to maintain the attention to detail and be in keeping with the property style.

Externally, the properties are located within their own courtyard with views over the river.  They benefit from a single front door and easy to maintain cottage garden to the front, there is also allocated parking for each property within the safe confines of the courtyard.

All properties have a 10 year New Build Warranty provided by our partner CRL, they are also available with the Government Help To Buy scheme which is open to all purchasers.

Please call Addisons Estate Agents for more details:

13 Galgate BARNARD CASTLE County Durham DL12 8EQ

Tel: 01833 638 094



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Banners Mill – Structural & Setting Out

Demolition works are now complete on the strip out of the Mill. Major structural works have commenced forming 4 new properties, joiners onsite installing first floor joists.  Damaged lintels have been replace with new local stone lintels in line with planning conditions, the craftsman on site has decades of experience and is a pleasure to see him work.  He has carefully removed existing stone, hand selected and dressed them for reinstatement within the property.  This development is a departure from our usual projects but being involved in a listed conversion is so rewarding, despite the many additional challenges it presents!

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Banners Mill – Soft strip

Three days in and the top floor strip is well under way, ceiling down and walls exposed.  By exposing the building fabric early in the programme, we have the earliest opportunity to clearly see the structure and plan suitable remedial work to re configure and provide four well constructed, quality riverside town houses.  We are very pleased with progress and the operational team.



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Finance Secured

The team at Bastien Jack are delighted to report that funding for our new riverside development in Barnard Castle has been secured.

We have chosen to work with lenders with whom we have previous experience, ThinCats and Central Union. Unlike traditional commercial finance, ThinCats are experts in alternative lending, and presented our development to their investors, in the form of an auction on their website.

Due to the robust development due diligence, and attractive returns, our loan auction quickly filled, five days ahead of schedule. We have since completed the first drawdown on the loan.

The lending covers 100% of development costs, with additional contingency for any unforeseen circumstances.

This is a major step in ensuring the success of the development, and we look forward to establishing a mutually fruitful relationship with our lenders.

From time to time, we work directly with certified High Net Worth and Sophisticated Investors to finance our projects. If you’re interested in finding out how investing directly in future Bastien Jack developments could provide you with attractive returns, don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more.

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New Development Site 

We are pleased to announce a new development site.  We have completed on a new riverside development site in Barnard Castle County Durham. The Grade II listed mill will be tastefully converted to four 3 bedroom townhouses, boasting a picturesque riverside location and close proximity to the town centre, the properties will have both tranquility and convenience. Planning conditions are presently being discharged and final design tweaks should conclude by the end of next week. We aim to be on site by the end of the month.

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