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Barracks redevelopment flies the flag for Shropshire

The meticulous redevelopment of one of Shrewsbury’s iconic buildings into nine luxury apartments has been completed – with a real Made in Shropshire stamp of quality.

The project to redevelop The Keep at the former Copthorne Barracks has been completed by Knockin-based construction company Pave Aways in association with Bellway Homes, which has also created new homes at the site.

Pave Aways managing director Steven Owen said: “Flying the flag for Shropshire and supporting the communities in which we live and work is a key principle for all of us at Pave Aways, so it was great to be able to work with Bellway to give one of Shrewsbury’s much-loved landmark buildings a new lease of life.

“All of our suppliers and sub-contractors were relatively local – many coming from within a 15-mile radius of Shrewsbury itself – meaning this development has played a major part in supporting the local economy.

“I’m thrilled with what we have been able to achieve at The Keep and I hope its new residents will love living in such a beautiful building.”

The Keep was one of the original Victorian buildings at the former army barracks, which was home to the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry since the regiment was formed in 1881. It was a key centre for army operations in the west of England and Wales for more than 100 years, before defence restructuring led to its closure in 2014.

The nine two-bedroom apartments in The Keep are in addition to the one, two, three and four bedroom new-build homes created by Bellway on the site of the former Barracks.