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Work begins to create new apartments on site of former sheltered housing scheme in Lichfield city centre

Work has begun to on a new housing development on the site of a former sheltered housing scheme in Lichfield city centre.

The site of the Lichfield One development

The site of the Lichfield One development

The site on Lower Sandford Street has stood empty since Bromford residents were moved from Sandford Gate to new apartments in 2013 as part of the Friary Outer project.

But after the building was demolished, work has started on the new £6million Lichfield One development which will create 33 apartments.

Penny Downing, Bromford’s sales and marketing director, said: “This area of Lichfield has been completely transformed thanks to the £14m Friary Outer project and with its close proximity to Beacon Park and Lichfield Cathedral, we expect Lichfield One to be extremely popular with a range of buyers including those looking for a first step on the property ladder and those downsizing and looking for that city centre lifestyle.”

The sod-cutting ceremony at the Lichfield One development

The sod-cutting ceremony at the Lichfield One development

Councillors, representatives from Lichfield District Council and Bromford directors attended a special sod-cutting ceremony to mark the start of the project.

The site foundations are now being installed before the central steel structure begins to rise from the ground in March or April.

Chairman of Lichfield District Council, Councillor David Salter, added: “It is great to see the project really get underway as not only will it offer more city centre living, it will also improve the look and feel of the area once it has been redeveloped.”

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2 Comments

  1. Agitatorofpeople

    30th January, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    “Lichfield One” has someone at Bromford living in dreamland been to Dubai recently? the difference is the Dubai developments bath fittings cost more than this whole development.
    Bromford are advertising them as “Luxury Apartments” on the site boarding, Bromfords own online advertising has them billed as “London 1 hour 30 minutes away by train, this exciting development is perfect for those looking for the city lifestyle without all the hustle and bustle. With a range of facilities on the doorstep, with a host of Ofsted ‘Good’ rated primary and secondary schools in the local area”.

    Luxury apartments that will force house prices up in the area as a load of commuter rats use Lichfield as an extension of London, and with Bromford the Council and our MP not giving a monkeys about the old folks that have been pushed out to the replacement housing which they can barely afford to live in, it is clear where the priorities lie here.

  2. Fiona Whitfield

    31st January, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Can I ask if any bungalows are going to be built please. We have a 3 bed which we need to downsize as we have bedroom tax. We age 62 and 57 but have a dog.