Company given Southwater contract

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Image caption The development will include homes, shops and other facilities

A Shropshire company has been awarded a contract to help prepare the £250m Southwater development site in Telford.

McPhillips (Wellington) is due to start work on Monday, which will include draining a lake and filling it in to create a plot for new council offices.

Telford & Wrekin Council said the firm was awarded a contract to carry out the "first significant phase of works" to regenerate the area.

The Southwater development will include hotels, bars, restaurants and shops.

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