The Maltings was an old, largely disused building in Alnwick. The building complex was listed, but parts were in an advanced state of decay and the building had suffered from a number of fires. BT Bell worked with the developer and architect to come up with a scheme for apartments; some converted within the old buildings and some new. Part way through the construction came the recession and all works stopped with all parties relinquishing any interest in the project. By the end of the recession there were a few new developers interested in taking the project on but none of these came to fruition.
The project was eventually taken on in 2015 by Ascent Homes, who have commented: “Basically, BT Bell saved our bacon and performed well supporting us and allowing us to overcome significant issues with lack of records, I cannot speak highly enough for the support given.” “Without BT Bell, The Maltings would never have happened because we would never have bought it.” The project was completed in 2018, and went on to win the Residential accolade at the RICS Awards 2018 (North East) and was shortlisted for the RICS Awards 2018 Grand Final.