HISTORIC FARMHOUSE AT LAWLEY VILLAGE NOW COMPLETED
VIPs attended the official unveiling of a unique regeneration project on Friday [3RD MAY] at Lawley Farm in Lawley Village, Telford.
The Mayor of Telford, Cllr Kevin Guy, also a resident of Lawley Village, along with Cllr Alan Hussey, Chairman of Lawley & Overdale Parish Council, officially opened the Grade II listed farmhouse which has been restored using traditional methods.
Following the ceremony, guests were taken on a special guided tour of the property to discover how Taylor Wimpey has preserved this piece of Telford’s history while creating a stunning contemporary home.
Cllr Alan Hussey, Chairman of Lawley & Overdale Parish Council, attended the opening, and said: “We’re delighted that this previously abandoned and derelict building has been restored to its former glory at the centre of Lawley Farm, as this has been something we have been campaigning for for some time..
“There’s been a farmhouse on this site since the 1880s, and it is incredibly pleasing to see this unique building brought back to life again and transformed into a beautiful family home fit for the 21st century.”
Anne Wallace, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “The restoration of the farmhouse at Lawley Farm was a significant challenge and so it is incredibly rewarding to have now completed such an exciting project.
“This unique property, which combines the character of a period farmhouse with the comfort and energy-efficiency of a modern new-build property, is already generating a huge amount of interest and will make a fabulous home for its lucky buyer.”
As well as Taylor Wimpey and the Parish Council, the project also involved input from Telford & Wrekin District Council’s conservation officer as well as restoration specialists Logmoor, who were contracted to carry out the refurbishment work.
Old photographs and the existing bricks and tiles on site gave clues to how the farmhouse would originally have looked and bricks for the farmhouse and its walled garden were specially made to match the texture and colour of those remaining. Traditional lime mortar was also used in the construction of the brickwork.
Traditional plain clay tiles were used on the roof and the design re-introduced the chimneys with a traditional inglenook fireplace in the lounge, while the original basement has been brought back into use. The building also features timber-framed sash windows, with walk-in bay windows in the lounge and dining room and bedrooms above.
The restoration project has also included the construction of an attractive one-bedroom cottage attached to the farmhouse, which has been created from the original outbuildings and a small new-build extension, using the same brick and tiles as the main house.