May will see T.G. Sowerby Developments embark on two prestigious and exciting construction projects.
Something unusual has happened for T.G. Sowerby Developments Limited, both Steve Lyon and Chris Sowerby have handed over projects at the same time. Steve celebrated the completion of the new Co-Op at Bowbridge Road in Newark with a week's fishing in France. Chris meanwhile, having handed over the highly praised development at Haxey, spent a relaxing day re-organising our warehouse.
The bank holiday gave us all some deserved respite, but we hit the ground running on the Tuesday, with Steve taking his team to Retford to begin the project at Trinity Hospital and Chris to Broughton to get started with a further development of bungalows for North Lincolnshire Homes/Ongo.
The Trinity Hospital Project is in effect two projects combined, an extension to the Grade II Listed 'Trinity Hospital' Building on Hospital Road, Retford; as well as a New Clubhouse for Retford Lawn Tennis Club.
Trinity Hospital is an Almshouse, which has existed in Retford for over three hundred years. The organisation was established from the will of John Darrel, a local doctor, in 1671, to provide ‘hospitality’ to 15 ‘Poor Bachelors or Widowers of good Character, who are not less than 50 years of age’.
The Project has begun with the new Tennis Clubhouse and after two weeks on site, the building is starting to take shape.
Ermine Grove, Broughton
Ermine Grove was formerly sheltered housing, which is now surplus to requirements and will be cleared to make way for a new development of bungalows, similar to those we previously constructed at Blackmoor Road in Haxey. Whilst the existing 'Ermine Grove' building is demolished, Chris and his team have made a good start on three of the development's dwellings.
Through its name, Ermine Grove is associated with the nearby Roman road, 'Ermine Street' and Chris has been joined on site by an archaeologist to supervise the excavations for these bungalows' foundations, in case we uncover any items of archaeological or historical interest related to Broughton's Roman past.
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