Work is about to begin on Barnstaple, town centre site

Two building brothers are looking forward to bringing life back to a prime Barnstaple town centre site.

Stuart and Tim Maskell of Longclose Limited are building a block of 12 apartments at the former ‘Grace’s Yard’ on Rolle Quay.

Stuart told the Gazette construction was due to start on March 1 and the first homeowners would be able to move in towards the end of December.

Named Brunswick Wharf, he said the development was in a prime location and would see ‘spacious apartments with private terraces, balconies and secure parking’.

Stuart said there had been plenty of interest and he was receiving around two enquiries per day.

The brothers are also restoring Brunswick Yard, the old listed warehouse next to the site.

Stuart said: “No one needs to worry about what we are doing here, we are just tidying up.

“Over the years it has been a warehouse and the railway went through here during the early part of the 20th century.

“It now has planning permission for offices, so that’s probably what it will be.”

The pair from Croyde have worked in the building trade since they left school and have built some 20 houses at Croyde and 30 in Woolacombe during the past 10 years.

Their father, Bernard Maskell, is well-known in the area and has worked on iconic local pubs including The Thatch at Croyde and The Cedars Inn plus the Golden Lion Tap in Barnstaple.

Brunswick Wharf is being marketed by Webbers Barnstaple, which can be contacted on 01271 373404.