Guests gathered at the Whitchurch Road in Prees, near Whitchurch, the site of our 27 affordable homes that are being built by leading Shropshire developer Morris Property.
Lower Heath and Prees Primary School children were invited to enter a competition earlier in the year to create artwork to showcase life in Shropshire in 2023. Their winning entries were added to the time capsule with a range of items, including memorabilia from The King’s Coronation, the Lionesses World Cup achievements, a Barbie doll, the front page of a local newspaper.
The stainless-steel capsule was buried at the heart of the development, which Morris Property will hand over to The Wrekin Housing Group in early 2024. The development offers a mix of one, two and three-bedroom houses and bungalows that will be available for affordable rents and shared ownership. The new homes will be prioritised for those with a connection to the area, ensuring the much-needed affordable homes are available to local people.
Steve Swann, Senior Development Manager at The Wrekin Housing Group said: “Burying a time capsule is a wonderful way to commemorate this project and it was a pleasure to watch the community come together to leave a legacy for future generations. I’m sure future residents will find the contents intriguing when its unearthed. We hope some of these children may even live here then.”
Andy Richards, Contracts Manager at Morris Property added: “We were delighted to be part of this project and play our part in local history. When judging the entries, we were fascinated to see how children depicted life in 2023 – there was everything from tractors and trees to solar panels and spaceships. It was a pleasure to watch the community come together to share these important memories for future generations.”
Morris Property is a leading construction and development company with a 100-year heritage of creating new-build, residential and commercial developments and sensitively converting, restoring and refurbishing landmark buildings.