Show home remodel marks 25th anniversary celebrations of Self Build Show Centre

Self-build specialist Potton is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Self Build Show Centre in St Neots, Cambridgeshire by kicking off a major renovation to one of the five show homes on site.

Built in 1992, when the show centre was opened, ‘The Milchester’ has seen a number of makeovers and redecorations over the past 25 years and is now the second show centre home to be completely remodelled as part of Potton’s Show Centre Revamp Programme.

As one of the most popular show homes on the site, the 3,000 sq ft, five bedroomed Milchester with its beautiful Georgian style exterior, will lose its formal interior décor and outdated soft furnishings to make way for a modern, yet traditional blend of fixtures, fittings and furnishings that are more reflective of today’s family living.

The renovation will see the original show home completely remodelled through a host of major internal structural changes including the installation of a new Shaker style kitchen and brand new bathrooms throughout. The Milchester’s new configuration will transform it into a modern, open plan living space complemented by a ‘shabby chic’ interior design scheme courtesy of former Potton self-builder and interior design enthusiast Gill Deeks.

Potton’s Marketing Manager, Fae Perkins said:

“We are extremely excited to begin the next phase of our Show Centre Revamp Programme and cant’ wait to hand over the Milchester to the renovation team at the beginning of September.

“The programme, which to date has seen the major renovation and refurbishment of the Gransden show home and the construction of our fifth show home, The Elsworth, a contemporary style home designed to Passivhaus standards, is reflective of the way family requirements and lifestyles constantly evolve.

“Adding to the excitement is our collaboration with former Potton self-builder Gill Deeks. Gill and her husband Barry built their own Milchester style home in 2010, where Gill created a stylish interior that reflected her love of Georgian architecture and captured the traditional style of the Milchester design to stunning effect. We’re delighted that she’s agreed to work with Potton again and we’re really looking forward to seeing the finished results.”

With completion of The Milchester makeover due in February 2018, Potton temporarily closed the doors on the old show home on 2 September. However the show centre, with its four other inspirational show homes remains open and visitors are welcome to come and hear about the plans for the grand reopening early next year.

For more information on Potton’s Self Build Show Centre and to be keep up to date with the Milchester Makeover visit or telephone: 01480 403285

The Show Centre is open Tuesday – Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm (last admission 30 minutes prior to closing).