Sealing two million pound deal

Posted on Jan 19, 2016 in Conservation, Current projects

Stained glass is  sealing the two million pound deal for Emmanuel College in Cambridge.  Four years ago we successfully completed the restoration of the glass for one of the Emmanuel College student houses see here

Now the house has been sold by the college with the period glass the major selling point with local firm Bidwells sealing the deal for close on two million pounds

Here is their advert text:

You can’t get much closer to Cambridge train station than Glisson Road. This Victorian house has an impressive 7 bedrooms and double fronted facade with two storey bay windows.

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It has been used as student housing and has accommodation over three floors including sitting room, dining room, drawing room, breakfast room and cellar. Period features include panelled doors, sash windows, fireplaces and geometric tiled flooring.

The hall also has the front door with stained glass leaded light window and matching panels.

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Here are some details on Bidwells:

Established in 1839 by Charles Bidwell, the Firm, originally in Ely, focused on the valuation, sale, purchase and management of farms and Estates in Cambridgeshire.

By the early twentieth century, the Firm had relocated to Cambridge and subsequently increased its Cambridge College client base – Charles Muriel Bidwell had already acted for a small number of Colleges, including Trinity College. The number of clients continued to grow and, prior to the Second World War, they ranged from private, rural and Colleges, to institutions – notably the Church, the Crown and various charitable trusts.

An important Partner in the history of the Firm was Sir Francis Pemberton, who joined Bidwells in 1939 and was responsible for our rapid growth and expansion beyond Cambridge.

Today, Bidwells employs almost 500 people, has 13 offices across England and Scotland, comprises over 40 Specialist Service Teams, is one of the UK’s leading property consultancies and provides a full range of Commercial, Residential and Rural services. Our clients range from Tesco and most of the major house developers in the country, to landowners, Colleges in Oxford and Cambridge, City institutions and some of the nation’s wealthiest families.