Telford's Sutton Hill in £7m revamp

A £7m scheme to transform the Sutton Hill area of Telford has been completed.

The development was jointly funded by Telford and Wrekin Council and the Homes and Communities Agency.

It includes two new shops with four flats above, new road links and improved parking.

The project followed consultation in 2008 when people said they wanted an improved centre for the estate.

There are also plans to build new housing on the site of 32 outdated properties which have been demolished.

Housing upgraded

Councillor Charles Smith, the cabinet member for housing, regeneration and economic development on Telford and Wrekin Council, said he was delighted that the scheme was finished.

"Telford and Wrekin Council took on board the views of local residents during the original consultation and now everyone can see that we have delivered a new local centre with better facilities which is much easier to get to and from," he said.

"We will also be upgrading the quality of available housing in the centre of Sutton Hill and I am sure this will mean a brighter future for the estate and everyone who lives here."

Children from the Alexander Fleming Primary School helped to design murals on the wall of the new supermarket.

A mural on the wall of the hot food takeaway was designed with the help of young people from the Sutton Hill Youth Centre.

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