HISTORY PLACED AT THE FOREFRONT OF HOMEBUILDER’S CHELFORD COMMUNITY
The respected building was the original coal office for Chelford Station and the leading Cheshire developer is now restoring the structure as a part of the development at Galloway Grange on Dixon Drive.
Steeped in history, the Galloway Grange development has an incredibly interesting past. The charming village is surrounded by an abundance of beautiful farmland and with conveniences within walking distance, buyers will find Galloway Grange an amazing place to call home.
Brian Brindley, Chairman at Chelford Parish Council, said: “I was pleased to see the building given a new lease of life, whilst retaining its status as a village heritage site”.
The building, one of Chelford’s most important structures was constructed shortly after the railway was created in the area in 1842.
The developer has restored the Coal Shed to its former glory by carefully dismantling it, cleaning and reusing all materials and rebuilding it. It will now form a lasting memorial to the history of the site, as it performs its new role as a cycle store and bin store.
Rob Holbrook, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes North West, said: “As a leading homebuilder we lead the way, not only in the quality of the homes that we build but also in the contributions and support that we give to the local community. We respect the heritage of our sites and the role that they have played in those communities. The opportunity to breathe new life into such an important old building is one that we have gladly taken.
“Other contributions will allow the local area to improve public open space, play areas and recreational grounds as well as continue its fantastic healthcare and education services.
“Not only will the development bring significant investment to the area, but the development will underpin 178 new jobs throughout its lifetime.”
As well as restoring the historical building, the five star developer has contributed £601,429 to the local area as a part of an S106 agreement with the local council.
Construction at Galloway Grange began in 2018, with a visit from Chelford Parish Council’s representative, Chris Wilson, and David Wilson Home North West’s Planning Director, Andrew Taylor, to cut the sod and signify the start of the development.
Galloway Grange is also ideally located for public transport or getting around in the car. With a bus stop down the road it makes it easy for buyers to get into the centre of Macclesfield or Knutsford. Chelford train station is on the doorstep of the development, opening up easy routes to both the North and South.