We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the prestigious development of the year for this years Chartered Institute of Housing Midlands (CIH) awards.

We have been shortlisted in recognition of the complete transformation of the old Swan Lane housing estate in Oswestry. 

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The old Swan Lane before the development


The development included the demolishing of the Swan Lane estate and the construction of 19 affordable new build homes and a completely refreshed community – Hignett Place. 

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The new housing estate - Hignett Place


Hignett Place consists of 15 three bedroom homes, 3 two bedroom properties and 1 specially adapted two bedroom bungalow.

Chris Shepherd, Neighbourhoods Manager for Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing, said:

“Everyone at Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing is committed to improving the homes and communities we provide and maintain for our tenants, so we’re delighted to have been shortlisted for the development of the year.

“A lot of hard work and dedication has gone into the project so it’s fantastic that this has been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Housing.”

Jason O’Donoghue, Development Manager for Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing, said:

“The Hignett Place new build site was our largest project and we couldn’t be happier with the final result. A lot of hard work has gone into completing this site and it looks fantastic. I’d like to thank our building contractor Speller Metcalfe and everyone involved for their great work.”

We will find out the winner of the award at the ceremony on 22 October at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

If you would like more information or are interested in a property at Hignett Place, go to http://www.starhousing.org.uk/new-build-developments/development-sites/swan-lane-site/.