The Playfair at Donaldson’s

Breathing New Life Into Britain’s Heritage Buildings


City & Country is the market leading heritage developer in the UK. With over 55 years’ in business, the company specialises in the acquisition, restoration and conversion of historic and listed buildings.

City & Country adopts a flexible, design-led approach for each project to create outstanding residential and commercial properties and sensitive new homes, where appropriate.

Boasting a hugely experienced in-house team of historians, architects, planners and designers, the business has become the developer of choice for highly challenging regeneration projects in the UK.

The company has successfully completed many outstanding new homes developments, all of them remarkable in style and design, with each boasting its own fascinating history.

Current developments include:

  • The Playfair, Edinburgh

The Playfair is renowned as one of the most iconic buildings in Edinburgh. The former college is set amidst 18 acres of elegant grounds and is dominated by the central Playfair building: a stunning quadrangular building built in the 1840s and designed in the style of an Elizabethan palace.

  • The General, Bristol

Formerly the Bristol General Hospital, The General has set new standards for quality living in Bristol, seamlessly blending period conversion apartments with a series of stunning new apartment buildings.

  • King Edward VII Estate, Midhurst

Built in 1901, this magnificent Arts & Crafts sanatorium was officially opened by His Majesty King Edward VII and heralded as ‘one of the three finest buildings of the time’. Gardens originally designed by Gertrude Jekyll have also been reinstated.

The Playfair at Donaldson’s

  • The Mansion at Sundridge Park, London

Sundridge Mansion is an outstanding Grade I Listed mansion designed by legendary architect John Nash, with the surrounding gardens designed by renowned landscape designer Humphry Repton. The mansion dates back to 1200 and has passed through the hands of English nobility, including the Bishop of Rochester.

  • Factory No.1, Bristol

Factory No.1 includes two of Bristol’s most distinctive buildings and it was once the headquarters of Imperial Tobacco. Designed by Sir Frank Wills, it is known for being the first factory of tobacco importers and manufacturers W.D & H.O Wills in 1886.

City & Country has received multiple awards and accolades in recognition of its commitment to breathe new life into some of the UK’s finest architectural heritage.

The company is proud to work closely with television presenter George Clarke, who shares City & Country’s passion for restoring some of the UK’s most important heritage assets.

Additionally, the company is a benefactor of The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, as it shares the same core values and belief in the importance of heritage buildings and the positive benefits that can be derived for local communities through their regeneration.

For more information visit www.cityandcountry.co.uk or call 01279 817 882

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