We are pleased to announce that our appointed builder, J. Harper & Sons Ltd, is due to start construction work on the site of the former Baptist Chapel in Shifnal next week (Monday 23rd April 2018).
Previously the building was also used as a Magistrates Court and the Fire Service at one point carried out safety training to the rear.
The derelict building, along with some smaller single storey structures, will be demolished and seven new affordable homes will be provided on the land. This will include three affordable rent and four shared ownership flats for the people of Shifnal.
In addition to this, a neighbouring home, which is managed by us, will also be extensively refurbished as part of the build and put back into use.
The new buildings are designed sympathetically in conjunction with Shifnal Town Council’s working group, to respect the existing structure. They will transform the current derelict site to create much needed housing for local people. The existing frontage will be revamped keeping the original wrought iron railings and gate.
The properties will also benefit from off-street parking and will be available to rent or buy under shared ownership at the start of 2019.
Once complete, they will be advertised on Shropshire HomePoint and Your Move, Perton.
Prior to submitting a planning application we held a public consultation event to obtain local residents and councillors feedback on the proposed development; changes were made to the design as a result of this.