Contractor appointed to build 24 new units at Telford’s Hortonwood

Contractor Morris Property has won a £9m contract to build 24 new units at Plot 12, Hortonwood for start-ups, small businesses and larger firms looking to grow in Telford.

Work started this week at the site on land acquired through the Telford Land Deal.

The 5,858 sq m scheme is expected to be completed in summer 2023.

The Telford Land Deal is a partnership between Telford & Wrekin Council, Homes England and the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The council purchased the Telford site from Homes England and will build and manage the brand-new units through its property investment portfolio.

Steve Flavell, construction manager for Morris Property, said: “We are proud to have already delivered ten commercial builds at this popular industrial park for both Telford & Wrekin Council and private clients.

“As well as creating a high-quality space for businesses to occupy in Telford, we are excited to incorporate enviable green credentials in this build, with electric vehicle charging points and PV solar panels, alongside specialist tree planting and other ecological enhancements.”

Councillor Lee Carter of Telford & Wrekin Council, said: “We are delighted that Morris Property is starting construction work on this exciting development at Plot 12, Hortonwood.

“These new units will create more new jobs and bring further expertise and skills to the area through the Telford Land Deal.

“The units are attractive bases for businesses from a variety of industry sectors – combining state-of-the-art facilities with eco friendly credentials.

“We look forward to seeing this project taking shape and providing another boost for the borough.”

Photo: (L-R) Lee Evason, Morris Property Site Manager, David Charmbury, Senior Development Manager at Homes England, Steve Flavell, Morris Property Construction Manager, Mandy Thorn, Chair of the Marches LEP, and Councillor Lee Carter (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services, Regeneration and the High Street.

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