Housing project handed over ahead of schedule


April 5, 2022

We have handed over phase one of a contract to build 43 two-and three-bedroom homes in Telford for the Wrekin Housing Group three months early.

The regeneration project began last year, when nine blocks of flats were carefully demolished on the site in Donnington. This made way for affordable homes which fit the Wrekin Housing Group’s forward-thinking vision for high quality and energy efficient properties that trial new ways to build.

Handover of 21 homes took place this week as keys were given to happy Wrekin tenants who, will benefit from these new good quality, affordable homes.

Martin James, Area Investment Manager for The Wrekin Housing Group said:

“Leonard Close is a scheme which has been long in the making and is another excellent example of partners coming together to create positive outcomes for local residents.

“We are passionate about creating new communities and delivering quality affordable homes and we hope that this development will help towards our ambition to deliver nearly 3,000 new homes by 2025. We want to continue providing homes and communities where our customers are proud to live and call home.

“We’re delighted to have worked in partnership with Morris Property to help meet the growing demand for quality, affordable housing here in Telford.”

Steve Flavell, Construction Manager at Morris Property added:

“We are thrilled with the results so far. The next stage of the project will build on the strong partnership we have developed with the Wrekin Housing Group and the local community. It’s been a real pleasure to support the pupils of Donnington Wood C of E Junior School with their environmental initiatives as part of the relationship.”

During the project, Morris Property has supported neighbours, Donnington Wood C of E Junior School, with a range of projects, including supplying gardening equipment for tree planting, erecting a pergola, seating and planters and creating a new pathway. The complimentary work meant the school could use the money saved to fund coach hire for a school trip that was postponed last year.

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