Shropshire Homes site manager Liam Frith bode a fond farewell to The Beeches development in Ironbridge this week to begin work on an exciting new development in Telford.
The Beeches is a collection of characterful homes that are being converted from the original Victorian buildings on Lincoln Hill just at the edge of the world heritage site, Ironbridge Gorge. Local historians believe that the former hospital was built using bricks from the Woodlands Brick Works, which was located just across the road from the site, making the buildings a true relic of traditional Ironbridge construction. It has been a priority for the construction team to preserve as much of the traditional character of the buildings as possible, creating a unique development of high quality homes.
Liam has been overseeing the incredible project since work began in 2018 and is proud of all that he and his team have achieved so far, “There is a huge amount of planning, time and skill involved in converting such distinctive, historic buildings and it has been hugely satisfying to watch the progress being made. It has been wonderful to see a diverse community of happy residents making The Beeches their home during our time here, the best outcome we could hope for.”
Before saying his goodbyes this week, Liam has received gifts and cards from site staff and residents, thanking him for his care and hard work and he is now eager to begin work redeveloping a former farmyard at Preston upon the Weald Moors in Telford.
Meanwhile, the final phase of construction work will continue at The Beeches under the supervision of Matthew Davies, with just a handful of properties now remaining available.