Randlay Centre – Contacts Exchanged For Randlay Centre

J Ross Developments has exchanged contracts with Telford & Wrekin Council to create a new centre which will transform a rundown part of Telford at Randlay.

About 90 jobs are set to be created when the firm builds a community centre, shops, houses and a residential care home.

If planning permission is granted, work could begin in the summer.

The residential care home will have 80 bedrooms and the plan includes the building of 18 new homes.

Telford & Wrekin Council has worked in close partnership with Hollinswood and Randlay Parish Council who are supporting the project and have contributed £75,000 towards the development.

Director Nick Scott, from J Ross Developments, said: “We are pleased to be working with Telford & Wrekin and the parish council to deliver this community based regeneration project, which is so important for the local centre at Randlay.

”The new local facilities and community centre will be our first focus, hopefully following the granting of planning consent for the application.

“Once these facilities are complete we will turn to the construction of the residential care home, which will further improve the quality of life for the elderly in the area.”

Construction work would take 12 to 18 months with between 50 and 70 people employed on site.

About 90 jobs would be created by the care home, of which about 80 per cent would be full-time.

Full consultation around the planning application is due to be held and a date for an exhibition and drop-in session will be announced.

Councillor Eric Carter, Telford¹s cabinet member for regeneration, said: ”Subject to planning consent, work on the development could start in the summer.”