Novus Secures Refurbishment Contract for Grade II Listed Building in Telford

  28 January, 2021      Contract Wins
Novus Secures Refurbishment Contract for Grade II Listed Building in Telford

Novus Property Solutions has been awarded the contract to deliver two stage refurbishment works at The Gower, an historic Grade II listed former school located in Telford.

Historic Building Refurbishment

The refurbishment contract was awarded to Novus Property Solutions by Nuplace Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary company of Telford & Wrekin Council.

Their primary focus is on the development and letting of homes for rent, and this project will be no different.

Completion of this contract will see this Grade II listed historic building fully refurbished for community use, including office spaces and homes for rent.

Additionally, new houses will also be constructed towards the rear of the existing building.

“We are really pleased to have been trusted with the refurbishment”

Pre-construction services began in December 2020 and are expected to continue until October 2021, immediately followed by the construction period which is anticipated to take around a year to complete.

Ed Wootton, head of operations at Novus, said:

“This is the first time Novus has worked for Nuplace or Telford & Wrekin Council so we are really pleased to have been trusted with the refurbishment of this important historic building.”

“Through this two stage project The Gower building will be repurposed into new facilities, while its historic character is preserved and enhanced.”

“We will be working with Nuplace, the Parish Council and Telford and Wrekin Council throughout this building refurbishment in order to support all of its required outcomes. We have specially selected a team comprising WYG, ABA and TACE based on their experience working on two stage projects, listed buildings and refurbishments both internally and externally, to complete this project.”

Brand New Quality Housing

Director of Nuplace, Kate Callis said:

“Nuplace fully recognises that The Gower is an extremely iconic asset in the local community and we are excited to work with Novus and the Parish Council to bring forward a scheme which not only protects the historic building but also finds an appropriate use.”

“This investment to bring forward new community facilities and brand new quality housing will ensure that there is a long term future for the building.”

“We look forward to consulting with the local community in the coming months to ensure that the community space is built and designed to benefit residents in St Georges and Priorslee.”

Expect community engagement events related to this building refurbishment project to take place from February 2021.

More details about the project including timescales and the consultation period can be found at Proposed new development – The Gower regeneration on the Nuplace website.

Our Work With Historic Buildings

To see more examples of Novus’s work with heritage and historic buildings, head over to the Our Work section of this website. If there is a project that we could help you with, be sure to get in touch via our contact form. 


*Image Credit: Richard Law / The Gower building – frontage. License

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