Site tour as work starts on £5.8 million homes development

Site tour as work starts on £5.8 million homes development

March 3, 2022

Ahead of work starting on a new £5.8m housing development invited guests have toured the site and learned all about the project being delivered by Cornovii Developments Ltd, Shropshire Council’s wholly owned housebuilding company in partnership with McPhillips Ltd.

Guests, including community leaders, councillors and stakeholders, learned that work at the St Martins site will begin with the demolition of the former Ifton Heath Primary School and that 35 homes will be constructed.

The development of the brownfield site, to be known as Ifton Green, will bring a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes, and a range of styles including detached, semi-detached houses and bungalows. Thirteen of the homes will be affordable.

Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for physical infrastructure, said: “I am delighted to see another Cornovii Homes development getting underway and knowing that another 35 sustainable homes are going to be made available to local people.”

Steve Davenport Councillor for St Martins, added: “Overton Road will offer a mix of house styles which means a natural community will develop around the development, from young families to people looking to downsize or seeking a home for their retirement.’’

“The development will provide sustainable homes for local people.”

Cornovii Homes hosted a site visit for partners and local people to view the start of progress on the latest development at St Martins, near Oswestry.Picture by Shaun Fellows / Shine Pix Ltd

 

Cornovii Developments Ltd, is partnering with local contractor McPhillips to deliver the homes.

Harpreet Rayet, Managing Director of Cornovii Developments, added: “McPhillips Ltd is a local contractor and has great experience working in delivering our objectives of creating local employment opportunities, delivering high quality sustainable homes and working in partnership with the local community.”

McPhillips’ Project Director Stuart Mackenzie said: “This is an exciting project and a great opportunity to expand our already expansive portfolio of work. Working locally in partnerships with local developers, professionals, subcontractors and suppliers is a positive position for us all.”

 

Cornovii Homes hosted a site visit for partners and local people to view the start of progress on the latest development at St Martins, near Oswestry.L-R, Mark Barrow (Exec Director of Place, Shropshire Council), Cllr Dean Carroll (Cabinet member Physical Infrastructure, Shropshire Council), Helen Williams (Chair of the Parish Council St Martins), Paul Inions (MD McPhillips) Harpreet Rayet (Dir Cornovii Homes). Picture by Shaun Fellows / Shine Pix Ltd

Overton Road provides local people the opportunity to get onto the property ladder. All properties are built to achieve 31% higher energy efficiency standards than an average new build home and benefit from solar panels, smart technology and increased insulation levels.

The project is set for completion in Autumn 2023 and forms part of Shropshire Council’s house building programme to deliver 1,000 new homes starts in the county by 2026.

 

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