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Severnside celebrates the official opening of new homes in Abbey Foregate

A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held to celebrate the completion of Severnside Housing’s new affordable homes at Glebe House, Horsefair, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury.


Constructed on the site of a former plumbing business, Glebe House provides 27 large two bed apartments, built over three floors, with undercroft parking. Specifically designed for customers over 55, the development cost £3.4m, which was part funded with Social Housing Grant from the Homes and Communities Agency.

Paul Smith, Chair of Homes Board said “Severnside is extremely proud of the beautiful new affordable apartments at Glebe House built in the historical Abbey Foregate area of Shrewsbury by local builders Morris Property. Our residents are delighted with their new spacious apartments and have found the undercroft secure car parking safe and convenient.”

Customer, Gill Gilmore, who recently moved into Glebe House added “I really love my beautiful new apartment, which is extremely spacious. When I first moved in I was a little home sick for Frankwell, having lived in a Severnside property there for 23 years. However, I am now getting to know my lovely neighbours and finding it extremely convenient that all the local Shrewsbury amenities are on my doorstep.”


Over 50 guests from the local community attended the event including residents who have recently moved in, parish and town councillors and contractors. Guests enjoyed refreshments at the recently completed Drapers Place, built on the adjacent development site.

Nick Wood, Shropshire Council said “Shropshire Council is delighted to see this impressive development open and occupied. The provision of quality housing that is affordable and helps to meet the varied housing needs of Shropshire’s residents is a Council priority and Severnside Housing have developed this superb scheme of 27 homes, for the over 55’s.”

Steve Bowen, Contracts Manager at Morris Property Ltd added “We were always keen to work on local projects, and are delighted to work with Severnside Housing who offer a great service to the residents of Shropshire.”

Nick Wood, Shropshire Council, Paul Smith, Chair of Homes Board, Dylan Parker and Steve Bowen from Morris Property are pictured at Glebe House

Photo 1 - Paul Smith, Chair of Homes Board with customers cutting the ribbon at Glebe House, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury

Photo 2 - Nick Wood, Shropshire Council, Paul Smith, Chair of Homes Board with Dylan Parker and Steve Bowen from Morris Property on site at Glebe House

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