Lawley Village plot sold to care home company
A developer has offloaded its final plot in Telford's Lawley Village development, with a care home to be built on the last plot offloaded by Henry Davidson Developments 10 years after work began.
The commercial property specialist, which built the main commercial centre of the new village, has sold its last plot on the development to LNT Care Homes.
Work will begin on the 1.2 acre plot in the next few days, with construction of the new 66-bed facility expected to be complete and the home open in the third quarter of next year.
Scott Davidson, managing director of Birmingham-based HDD, said: “This has been a major commitment for us since work first started in 2007. It has been very successful and well received right from the start of our 10-year association with Lawley Village.
“To have sold the final plot to LNT Care Homes represents the very last piece of the jigsaw for us. We are very proud of the facilities we have provided for the people of Telford. The district centre is a great example of what we do well, developing great schemes which attract well known retailers and local businesses to ensure the community is well served.”
The entire Lawley Village project is expected to be completed in 2028. It will have crossed 11 phases, including the construction of more than 3,500 homes and both primary and secondary schools. Telford & Wrekin Council first approved plans for the £600 million development in 2005.
HDD began construction of the £30 million district centre development in 2007.
Since then a 40,500 sq ft Morrisons supermarket, a children's day nursery, Marston's Grazing Cow pub, and stores for high street retailers including Subway, Greggs, and charity shop Barnardo's have all been built.
HDD has also built 23 apartments, 16 town houses, and an extra care facility for Sanctuary.
In total Lawley Village, on the west side of Telford, covers more than 330 acres of land.