New home for Rosemary is 1500th Shropshire home from Trust

22 November 2017

The state-of-the-art complex cost £9.9 million to develop which included a Homes and Communities Grant of £2,192,950.


Creating much-needed homes to meet the demands of an ageing population Ashwood offers peace of mind and security to those looking for a hassle-free retirement; Provides smart and stylish accommodation with security from 24-hour staff who offer flexible care and support if required.

Rosemary from Ashwood

New resident Rosemary Jones, 76, moved into her apartment recently from a nearby house and is already feeling the benefits. She says; “I moved here for the company primarily, as I don’t like to be alone. The stairs were also starting to become an issue. When I first stepped into this apartment I knew this would be so right for me. My life has been enhanced by moving here. Everyone is really lovely and I enjoy the gardens and terrace. I have already made some good friends and we get together for coffee and to have a chat in the lounge downstairs. I use the restaurant most days for a bacon sandwich or light breakfast but tend to make my own dinner in my kitchen. The laundry room has been really handy.”

Ashwood restaurant

Senior Development Manager for The Trust, Andrea Martin says; “We are delighted to see people moving into Ashwood. The completion of these apartments brings our total of homes in Shropshire to over 1,500. Through our development programme we have built more than 700 brand new homes in the area over five years. 299 of these have completed or will complete this year and include 46 new homes on the former Oswestry leisure centre site, 52 new homes off Unicorn Road, Oswestry and 55 new homes at Bower Farm, St Martins.”

As well as providing much needed affordable homes to local people the development by the Trust of five sites across Shropshire (outside of Telford and Wrekin) this year has generated £88.6 million to the economy, and created over 691 jobs including over 35 apprenticeship opportunities.

Work is also set to complete on new ShireLiving development, The Coppice in Bicton, Shrewsbury in the new year and anyone who would like to find out more about Ashwood or The Coppice can visit the ShireLiving website or call 01952 217306.

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