WORK transforming a former Worcester school into a luxury retirement complex is nearing completion.

Enterprise Retirement Living is working on the former St Mary’s Convent School in Battenhall Road, and the final pieces are coming together.

The school, which closed in 2014, has been transformed into 106 private homes including apartments with balconies and individual houses, both new-build and conversion.

The site, called Mount Battenhall, has lounge and bar facilities, a restaurant, library, hair and beauty salon, gym and crafts room.

The former school was bought by Enterprise Retirement Living Ltd of Cambridge back in 2017, and the marketing suite on site opened shortly before the coronavirus lockdown.

Viewings for apartments are still ongoing, but these are strictly by appointment only and follow rigorous covid-safety protocols.

The former all-girls school, which was in the city for 80 years, closed in 2014.

The Grade II listed site dates back to 1863 and was a former hospital before becoming a girls school.

When it closed down, the school’s management said it was no longer viable, citing problems with recruiting pupils.

Each one or two bedroom home has a lounge, fully fitted kitchen and bathroom or shower room.

Some of the properties also have an ensuite to the master bedroom and selected apartments have a separate study, terrace or balcony.

Although the coronavirus lockdown means the on-site sales consultant is away temporarily, residents looking to find out more about Mount Battenhall can go to to find out more or call 01905 630 298.

With the first lockdown ending last summer, ERL opened up their sales suite on-site and began showing prospective residents round.

Many were former pupils of the school, who came to see how its transformation was going.