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Local residents have been given a behind the scenes look at a new Lichfield city centre development.
Children from St Joseph’s School visiting the Friary Outer site
Two hundred people, including the city’s MP and schoolchildren were taken to see the latest work on the Friary Outer redevelopment. The scheme, which will eventually see the creation of 60 apartments, a car park, public toilets, a hotel and restaurant, was opened up to the public as part of a national scheme to showcase the construction industry. Simon Burton from Miller Construction, which is working on the Friary Outer redevelopment, said: “The Open Doors scheme was a huge success and we were delighted to welcome so many visitors onto site, including Michael Fabricant MP. “Visitors enjoyed a guided tour of the site where they learnt more about the project and the construction industry in general. It was encouraging to see so many young people getting involved over the weekend.”
Floss Orr visiting the Friary Outer site
Mr Fabricant added: “The Open Doors event has offered everyone a chance to see the scale and complexity of this project. “Its modern steel framed construction will be clad with traditional brick that will make all the difference to the appearance of the building. I think it will blend in well with the city, which may not have happened had it not been for thoughtful construction and design. “Visiting the site with Mrs Orr, a future resident of Franciscan View, really brought the development alive to me and I could see that this is not just a ‘project’, but will be a real home for many local people.” For more information about the development scheme, visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/friaryouter. Click below to see more images from the Open Doors weekend:

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.