News from Lawley Village
Childs play for new Telford nursery with HSBC finance
14th May 2013
A new children's nursery is to be opened at Lawley Village in Telford, creating 45 new jobs, thanks to funding from HSBC's Black Country and Shropshire Commercial Team.
Lawley Village Day Nursery will form part of Lawley Square, located at the heart of the new Lawley Village development. Following negotiations with HSBC and the commercial developer, Henry Davidson Developments (HDD) who is delivering Lawley Square on behalf of Barratt Homes, Charles Church, David Wilson Homes, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey, construction has now commenced.
The nursery will be located next to the new Morrisons supermarket and is set to open in January 2014. The nursery will cater for babies from two months to five years and has an after school kids club.
The new nursery's owners have benefited from a £2 million funding package from HSBC to support the project's development in a deal led on behalf of the bank by Senior Commercial Manager John Butler. He worked with colleagues in HSBC's Real Estate Team to come up with an innovative funding solution which enabled the freehold land on which the nursery is being constructed to be released.
The nursery will be run by Andrea Mitchell, who, with many years' experience in child care is returning to nursery ownership after selling her previous business, Ercall Day Nursery, in 2007. She is confident the new venture will be a success since it will cater for the many families moving to the new Lawley Village development and also for parents from further afield. In addition to the usual weekday care, including a kids' club for after school, the nursery will also open on Saturdays.
Andrea Mitchell said: "The support of HSBC has been integral to getting the new business off the ground. The bank helped us to navigate a major barrier to starting construction on the site. Lawley Village is a fantastic location because many young families will be moving to the area. We are in a great position as we have been able to design the nursery based on our experience of owning and managing nurseries. The layout is very sympathetic to the needs of the children and ensures that each of the rooms will offer a comforting but stimulating environment where children can learn."
Kevin Skym HSBC Area Commercial Director for Black Country and Shropshire added: "Andrea comes with a great track record and we are sure she will raise the bar again with this new nursery. We are pleased to have been able to support her and this newly emerging community with the new jobs the nursery will create."
Guy Scott on behalf of the developers at Lawley Village concluded: "This is a major milestone in the vision of Lawley Village and we are delighted that work on the nursery is now underway.
"Lawley Village is fast becoming a thriving community and with a pub, supermarket, doctor's surgery and other local services now in place the nursery will be well received by all the people who have chosen to call this new destination home."
For more information, visit the HSBC website.
Lawley Village is Telford's premier new homes development. Located just two miles west of Telford town centre, it is one the largest sustainable urban residential developments of its kind in the UK, providing 3,500 homes, alongside new health, education, retail and leisure facilities.
The Lawley Village Developer Group is made up of top national housebuilders -Barratt Homes, Charles Church, David Wilson Homes, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey. Residents are encouraged to be actively involved in decisions about the future of the village through a long-term stewardship programme delivered by Ironstone Management Services (IMS), a joint venture between Bournville Village Trust and Sanctuary Housing Association.
Walk the Lawley Way
The Lawley Way is a circular walk, of nearly a mile long, that takes in Birchfield Way, the Wrekin Way, Pepper Mill and Clips Moor, and includes crossing the new pedestrian bridge.
The walk has been created as part of the Lawley Village Developer Group's commitment to helping build a strong community in Lawley so residents can get out, enjoy the new area, get fit and meet new people.
Telford Steam Railway
Located on the western side of Telford, close to the Ironbridge Gorge, the Telford Steam Railway is a preserved railway operated by volunteers on Sundays and Bank Holidays, situated at Horsehay.
Telford Steam Railway
The Old Loco Shed, Bridge Road, Horsehay, Telford TF4 2NF
Tel: 07816 762790