Eastleigh Court returns to residential use
By wp_alistair | Monday, July 09, 2012, 06:48
The 19th Century Listed Headquarters of the National Trust in Wiltshire is to be restored to a residential property.
Eastleigh Court, Bishopstrow, Warminster - was on the market for £1.25m
The National Trust has been granted planning permission to convert the building in Bishopstrow, on the edge of Warminster, to a home. Used as offices since 1989, Eastleigh Court was turned into a commercial property by The Company of Designers, a firm of architects which subsequently moved to Bath, and then for around 20 years by the National Trust.
Eastleigh Court had been put on the market by the National Trust, and one assumes that the lack of interest in the current climate has prompted the Trust to seek planning permission to turn it back into a family home.
The planning permission was opposed by Bishopstrow College, nearby, which had hoped to acquire the building for use as student accommodation.