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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

George Wimpey Midland appointed to develop second phase at Lightmoor Village

National regeneration agency English Partnerships with its joint venture partner, Bournville Village Trust, has selected house builder George Wimpey Midland as the developer for Stocking Park, the second residential phase of Lightmoor Village, the landmark urban village in Telford.

Stocking Park will feature 108 homes ranging from one bedroom maisonettes to five-bedroom houses, with each one being constructed to an Eco Homes rating of 'excellent'. Five of the properties in the village will be created from the retained and refurbished buildings of Stocking Farm - the original building on the site.

Lightmoor Village will be developed in the spirit of Birmingham's Bournville Village, a world-famous example of an urban community created by George Cadbury, founder of Bournville Village Trust.

When complete, Lightmoor will provide over 800 homes of different types and tenures, built on 72 ha (178 acres) of land and will include local services and facilities, which in turn will bring new jobs to the area.

David Rhead, senior regeneration manager of English Partnerships said, "Lightmoor is so much more than environmentally friendly housing. With state of the art construction techniques in use, we are providing the framework for a community that people will want to live in now and for generations to come.

"People are already living in the first phase of housing and once this second phase is underway, the development will really start to take shape. We?re delighted that George Wimpey Midland will be helping us to deliver this key example of a sustainable community here in Telford."

Kevin Webb, Project Director of Bournville Village Trust added, "Lightmoor will reflect the culture and close community that, since its inception, has made Bournville in Birmingham such a popular place to live."

Commenting on the appointment, Graham Bird, Managing Director of George Wimpey Midland, said: "Stocking Park will be an important part of this scheme and provides us with a fantastic opportunity. We are looking forward to working in partnership to bring this exciting project to life."

Lightmoor Village is one of four key sites in Telford being brought to market by English Partnerships, the others being one of the country's largest new communities at Lawley; Telford Millennium Community at East Ketley and the strategic housing renewal scheme at Woodside. Together they will create more than 5,000 homes in the area.