This town centre office block had stood vacant since 2014 before The Heaton Group gave it a new lease of life in the form of 43 luxury apartments in 2017. Based in the up and coming town of Chorley, Sumner House proved to be another successful development and a great investment for our clients.

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The Property

Sumner House offers a selection of 1 bedroomed studios and apartments and boasts a number of 2 bedroomed en-suite apartments.

The development also incorporates private, secure parking with remote-controlled, gated access, providing designated parking space for each apartment.

Each apartment makes full use of the latest residential technology, including state-of-the-art eco-friendly heating systems and proximity access within the building itself.

Sumner House Exterior
Investor Highlight: Sumner House’s luxury features, such as secure parking, helped Investors secure a rental yield of 7.15%.

Why Did We Choose Chorley?

Chorley is ideally situated with easy access to the North-West's most prominent cities, such as Manchester, Liverpool and Preston.

As such, the town is experiencing an influx of young professionals looking to benefit from the city-centre lifestyle, without the high prices.

This, paired with Chorley's own investment into its centre, makes the town a hotbed for rental properties and the ideal area to invest in property.

Investor Highlight: Chorley is one of the few UK towns and cities to see increasing footfall and low vacancy rates.

Investor Returns

Sumner House continues to be a financial success for our investors. With a gross development value of £4,205,000, we were able to offer the apartments in a brilliant, central location at a rental yield of 7.15%.

Sumner House - Development Diary

At The Heaton Group, our passion is identifying unused buildings and transforming them into luxury spaces the entire community can be proud of. So, when we came across this vacant, five-story office block in 2016, we knew we had to save it.

Planning permission was obtained in early 2017, and the building took its first step to becoming 43 one and two-bed apartments. Despite being released to investors only days after planning permission was obtained, Sumner House sold out within just 6 weeks.

Furthermore, investors didn't have to wait long, with the development taken from purchase to completion in under 12 months.

Following completion, investors took advantage of our expert property management team, who quickly identified and qualified suitable tenants.

As a result, all 43 apartments at Sumner House where let to working professionals within 11 weeks. This meant it wasn't long before our investors began seeing a return from the property, which yielded an impressive 7% net return.

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Sumner House provided great returns for our investors, all while supporting the town of Chorley and providing property they can be proud of. The project was completed on time and budget and, takes its place as just one of the successful properties The Heaton Group regularly provide.

If you want to learn more about Sumner House or any of our current investment opportunities, book a call to speak to a member of our team.