Redeveloping Edinburgh House

16th May, 2024

Connexus has secured planning permission to redevelop Edinburgh House, one of its former offices in Wem, Shropshire. The site, close to the town centre, has been largely unused since the pandemic.

The new development will provide 18 new two and three bedroom homes for social rent and shared ownership, providing much needed new affordable housing for the area. Parts of the old building will be reused and redeveloped, creating 10 apartments and office space.

“In Wem, as in most rural towns, we are facing a significant shortage of homes that local people can afford to buy or rent,” said Kate Smith, chief executive at Connexus.  

“Our approach to the Edinburgh House redevelopment will be to use this space to regenerate the area and address some of this shortfall. 

“Through the newly developed homes there will be more opportunities for local people to remain living in the town, who may otherwise have been priced out,” Kate added.  

Work is planned to start this autumn, with the last homes expected to be completed around spring 2026.