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Fancy living in a former aircraft factory?

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Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks

A huge detached property in North West London, which was a former aircraft factory used to make airplanes and propellers during World War II, has come on the market for £6.5 million.

Known as Wotton Works, the remodelled industrial building in Gladstone Park – spanning a vast 12,689 sq ft – is made up of three commercial units, plus a luxury split level penthouse apartment of nearly 6,000 sq ft with south-facing tropical terraces.

Conveniently located within easy access of Cricklewood station, the mixed use property is approached via a gated private drive, with a landscaped courtyard and off-street parking for a dozen cars.

The five-bedroom, four-bathroom penthouse provides luxurious accommodation with a stylish industrial feel and open-plan living space. Features include triple height timber ceilings with glass panels, exposed brickwork, crittall windows, and a mixture of concrete, resin and oak floors.

With contemporary workspaces at ground floor level and a spacious penthouse above, the property combines commercial and residential space, ideal for business owners wanting to live and work from the same location.

Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks

Following WW2, the building was repurposed as an MOT garage before becoming vacant in 2014. It's currently owned by chartered surveyor and commercial property developer, Simeon Anderson, who purchased the property and obtained planning permission in 2018 to refurbish the existing building.

Architect and interior designer Caireen o’Hagan, and landscape gardener, Charlie Noton at Tree Research, were among the team of experts enlisted to transform the aircraft factory.

Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks

'When we first saw the property, we immediately saw what a great opportunity it would be to renovate the space using the existing industrial aesthetic. It was important for us to ensure the building was designed to be highly sustainable as we recognise that by designing and refurbishing existing structures, we can greatly reduce our environmental impact,' owner Simeon Anderson says. 'Wherever possible we sought to avoid wasteful demolition, recycled old materials, and when choosing new finishes, fixtures and fittings we based our decisions on sustainability first and price second.'

This property is for sale for £6.5 million via Purplebricks. Take a house tour below.

Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks
Photo credit: Brendan Cox / courtesy of Purplebricks

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