Work starts on major building project in town

Work has begun this week to transform a well-known building in the centre of Bridgnorth that has lain largely empty for several years and is being given a new lease of life by a town business.

The Old Police Station in Whitburn Street has been taken on by Stanton Ralph & Co Chartered Accountants and is being converted into new offices for the practice.

Local architect Vic Johnson of the Johnson Design Partnership has come up with radical designs for the building to create an extremely eco-friendly and efficient working environment.

Philip Wood, a principal of Stanton Ralph & Co, said: “This very innovative project will provide us with practical, energy efficient new offices and client parking, and should be completed during the summer.

“We are delighted to be able to expand to enable us to continue serving our clients and their local business needs, whilst remaining in a town centre location.”

Award-winning building contractors, Three Pines of Wolverhampton, are undertaking the complete refurbishment and extension of the building.

Three Pines managing director Alan Bradshaw commented: “We are delighted to be working with these Bridgnorth businesses on an exciting project to revitalise this historic building.

“We have over 50 years’ experience in the construction industry which enables us to carry out the conversion project with due care and consideration for the building and its surroundings.”

Architect Vic Johnson added: “We have designed several exciting office projects for companies across the UK and it is particularly important to us to be creating a new environment for successful accountancy practice Stanton Ralph and Co.

Stanton Ralph & Co currently operate with a total of 16 principals and staff at The Old Grammar School in St Leonard’s Close and have been established in the town since 1974.

Pictured on site are, from left, contracts manager Neil Lerigo of Three Pines, architectural assistant Tom Corbett of Johnson Design Partnership and principal Philip Wood, of Stanton Ralph & Co.

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