History Remembered at New Housing Venture in Staffordshire
Fradley's history will live on with a new development named after aircraft that flew via RAF Lichfield during World War II.
Award-winning housebuilder Redrow has detailed consent to build 69 homes on 6.6 acres of land at Hay End Lane, next to the former airfield.
In recognition of the area’s historic links in training aircrew using Wellington bombers, the development has been named Wellington Place.
Pauline Turnbull, sales director for Redrow Homes (Midlands), explains: “It’s almost 60 years since RAF Lichfield ceased to operate and, while the land has been redeveloped over the years, it’s important that we remember the important role it played during World War II.”
Wellington Place will offer 52 private sale properties, plus 17 affordable homes.
It’s not just the name of the development that gives a nod to the past.
Designs are from Redrow’s Heritage Collection, offering a choice of two, three and four-bedroom homes that look traditional, taking inspiration from the architecture of the Arts & Crafts era.
Along with the homes, Redrow will create a play area within the development and there will also be an area of public open space.
The housebuilder has also committed to a package of community investment known as a section 106 agreement totalling £900,000.
“It’s important that when we build new homes we also invest in the wider neighbourhood for the benefit of everyone who lives there,” Pauline says.
“For example, in Fradley we’re building family homes and so we’ve agreed to gift around £700,000 to education in the area.”
The new homes are being built close to the Coventry Canal, just half a mile from the centre of the village. The village hall, skate park and ball court, primary school, post office and village green are all within a 10-minute walk; while Lichfield is 10 minutes away by car.
With the first homes at Wellington Place coming soon, potential purchasers are invited to register their interest now via the website www.redrow.co.uk/wellington or by calling 0154 3331688.
Redrow was established in 1974. Today, it is one of the most successful and acclaimed property developers in the UK, building around 5,000 premium quality family homes a year in prime locations across England and Wales. Over Redrow’s history spanning more than 40 years, it has earned a unique reputation for quality and building beautiful homes, which people love to live in. To help achieve this it also focusses on two other key areas: valuing people and creating outstanding locations. Implementing its strategy whilst engaging with colleagues and stakeholders helps Redrow deliver significant value to investors and the wider community. Redrow is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. For the year ended 30th June 2016, the Group reported record revenues of £1.38 billion. Redrow has been awarded the ‘Best Large Housebuilder’ title twice in the last three years at the What House? Awards. This year, Redrow was named as a UK Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer for the fourth consecutive year. Visit redrow.co.uk for more details.