Norwich penthouse enters market with underfloor warmth
Equipped with underfloor heating, a penthouse has become available inside a former factory on Kerrison Road in Norwich. With a price tag of £550,000, the loft-style apartment offers impressive views across the city.
The factory where the Shoreditch-style penthouse is located was once run by Laurence, Scott & Electromotors Ltd., a firm that made manufactured mechanical parts. At one time, the building was among Norwich’s biggest employers, with a workforce of about 3,000. The components made on site were used in Royal Navy submersibles, the world-famous Titanic and to assist in excavating the area where the Channel Tunnel would be constructed.
By the 50s, it had become used as offices for a team of designers creating technical drawings, before it was later transformed into 24 individual apartments that retained an industrial look and feel.
The loft apartment now up for sale is a penthouse on the top level, with its own outside terrace. Within, it enjoys expansive loft windows and a vaulted double height ceiling. Following the original conversion, the penthouse has been upgraded and re-modelled, adding a mezzanine balcony that overlooks the living room, a dedicated office space, a walk-in closet space and a large shower-cum-bathroom with a modern-style tub.
The property is superbly finished for luxury living, with an underfloor heating system serving every room and individual digital controls for each. The wooden floors are crafted from limed Douglas Fir in a unique design that has been recently re-laid when the kitchen was upgraded.