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A multi-million pound housing development in the heart of Lichfield has started to rise from the ground as construction work reaches a significant phase.

The site in Lower Sandford Street has lain empty ever since Bromford residents were moved out of the former Sandford Gate sheltered housing scheme in 2013 as part of the overall £14m Friary Outer project. Bromford’s in-house construction team started work on Lichfield One, the new £6m city centre development, in January after initial demolition of the building.

Brickwork has now been completed up to the second floor and in the next fortnight work on the third and fourth storeys will begin. Overall, Lichfield One is providing 33 modern apartments with car parking for outright sale.

The development is a collection of 2-bed apartments, many offering panoramic views of Lichfield Cathedral, sitting in the heart of the regenerated part of the city where a new hotel, shops and restaurant was built around three years ago.


Penny Downing, Bromford’s sales and marketing director, confirmed that the project was on track and that they expect the roof installation to be complete by the end of September.

“This area of Lichfield has been completely transformed thanks to the £14m Friary Outer project and already we are beginning to see how Lichfield One will greatly enhance this part of town even more,” she added.

“With its close proximity to Beacon Park and Lichfield Cathedral, we expect Lichfield One to be extremely popular with a range of buyers including those looking for a first step on the property ladder and those downsizing and looking for that city centre lifestyle. As a financially strong organisation, Bromford recognise we have a central role to play in providing new homes to all sectors of the market to meet the ever-growing demand in Staffordshire and elsewhere.”

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