Work to convert Victorian landmark into homes and community space could be finished in 2022

Plans to put 19 homes, along with function rooms and offices, on the site of The Gower, were included in a business case for Nuplace Ltd – Telford and Wrekin’s housing company – that was approved by the borough’s cabinet earlier this month.

Housing Investment Programme Manager Kate Callis told St Georges and Priorslee Parish Council a contractor to carry out the work would be appointed by the end of next week.

But, replying to questions from members, she said the new additions meant the St George’s site’s existing play area will need to be removed, but funding could be secured to upgrade other facilities in the area. Additional off-site parking nearby may be needed for function room users to prevent crowding the site, Ms Callis added.

Built in 1873, the grade

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