The 2020 Vision

bratton grange
27th February, 2020

Shropshire Homes, looks set for another momentous year.

The independent company has provided the county with homes of quality and character for almost 40 years.

Founded by its chairman, Howard Thorne, Shropshire Homes has an established and well-deserved reputation for creating new executive properties in keeping with their environment, as well as the conversions of listed and historic buildings into stunning homes.

Leading the business into 2020 and beyond is new managing director, Richard Shackleton, who has taken over the role from Howard Thorne, who ran the company since its formation in 1981. Mr Shackleton, who was previously the company’s finance and commercial director, joined in January 2018 and has 26 years of experience in the construction industry, including senior roles at Morris Homes, Taylor Wimpey and Castlemead Group.

Howard Thorne & Richard Shackleton
Howard Thorne (left) and Richard Shackleton (right)

Shropshire Homes' developments are often found in prime locations, with current sites in Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, Newport and Telford, where it recently launched Bratton Grange.

Here, it is creating a collection of high-end four and five-bedroom executive houses, each thoughtfully designed to complement the locality and combine 21st century technology with the elegance of a bygone era. The houses will be finished to the highest standard and feature top quality fittings and appliances.

This year, Shropshire Homes will begin work at three new developments. At Crudgington, which is perfectly located between Shrewsbury, Newport and Telford, there will be a collection of two, three and four-bedroom houses and bungalows.

Meanwhile, the Fishmore Road development, with its one, two and three-bedroom apartments and houses, will be a short walk from Ludlow town centre, providing an ideal location for those wanting to take advantage of the beautiful historic town and attractions.

The pretty village of Preston upon the Weald Moors, a few miles north of Telford in a stunning rural location, is ideal for families and those looking for a country lifestyle. The former farmyard will become a stunning assortment of three, four and five-bedroom houses, including a collection within The Barns, and semi and detached houses, all with gardens and parking.

Shropshire Homes also has an impressive track-record of converting prestigious, historic, listed, iconic, and sensitive buildings, into luxury properties. Here its philosophy has always been about seeing the potential in any development. Among its grandest developments is Leighton Park, near Shrewsbury. After four years of delicate redevelopment and renovation, the transformation of a derelict former Victorian hospital into luxury apartments and houses is close to completion as work enters the final phase, which involves converting the East Wing to create stylish one, two and three-bedroom apartments and houses, suitable for both first-time buyers and downsizers.

Whether you are looking for a new build or conversion, first home or home for life, Shropshire Homes provides a variety of properties to suit all types of home buyers. For further information visit