We have started work on a scheme that will create Telford’s newest church in the very facility we once built.

We have taken over the conversion of a disused conference hall at Meeting Point House into the new Telford Minster for the Diocese of Lichfield following the collapse of the original contractor.

Part of the two-storey extension at the Southwater centre, which was built by Pave Aways in 2016, will house the new place of worship. The work is expected to be completed in November.

Managing Director Steven Owen said the scheme would create a state-of-the-art church that will serve the community and its growing congregation.

“There is something poetic about being invited back to deliver this exciting new project for the Diocese of Lichfield, particularly as we are so familiar with the building,” he said.

“Our knowledge of the facility and business agility that enables us to step in at short notice — which comes from previous schemes where we have taken over partially completed projects — will enable us to deliver the high specification and quality church that the Minster wants to be enjoyed by the local community.”