Alumno completes transformation of 50 All Saints Green, Norwich

Photo: Alumno completes transformation of 50 All Saints Green, Norwich

Alumno Developments has completed the transformation of the historic Grade II Listed 50 All Saints Green (180 sq m/193,000 sq ft) into premises for Yoga Tree and a new café.  A special event was held 12 noon on Friday 18 December to mark the handover of the building into its new use.

The completion of 50 All Saints Green is the final stage of the development at All Saints by Alumno.  In September this year, the £11 million 228 bedroom new student accommodation building was handed over to Norwich University of the Arts and students have been living there since.

Alumno Developments worked closely with Norwich Council Conservation team, architects Carson and Partners and a specialist, experienced contractor on the ambitious project to bring the building back into use and create a bespoke space for the yoga studio.

David Campbell, managing director, Alumno Developments said: “When Alumno took on the entire All Saints Green scheme we considered the unique history attached to this building and decided it deserved a careful and authentic renovation and, most importantly should be prepared for a use which invites the public back in.  I am delighted the yoga studio and café are taking the space.

“It is important to all of us at Alumno that our developments offer far more than just bedrooms for students.  We always look for ways to bring benefits to the wider public and transformation of 50 All Saints Green and the new pocket park is typical of our approach across the country.

Swami Atma Gyanam Saraswati (Joss Guin), Yoga Tree said:  “Seeing the beautiful 50 All Saints Green being brought back to life as our yoga studio and cafe is a dream come true.  Alumno have been wonderful. They gave us the opportunity to have input at the planning stage and invested in the fabric of this important old building.

“We are blessed to have the beauty and history of this Grade II Listed building, combined with bespoke design that comes from an understanding of the needs of yoga practice and we have created a beautiful dedicated yoga space for the whole community.”

The Yoga Tree occupies the entire building. Classes and private tuition are open to the public and are will be available for all levels of experience, right from beginners. For more information visit  The café will be open on the ground floor.

50 All Saints Green was built in 1895 as a stable and coach house for 35 Surrey Street.  From 1952 to 1972 it was used as one England’s first dance schools, the well-known Norman’s School of Dance, operated by Peter and Nancy Norman.

Alumno Developments, established in 2006, partner with universities, colleges and other stakeholders to provide high quality living space for over 2,000 students in London, Birmingham and Bristol.  Alumno deliver distinct and sensitive designs, carefully engaging local residents to integrate their developments for the benefit of the existing community.