Activity centre near Shrewsbury expands thanks to family firm

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

Work on a £720,000 project to build additional guest accommodation at a residential activity centre near Shrewsbury has been completed.

Site manager Chris French, Condover Hall centre manager Richard Williams and contracts manager, Ian Carswell

The new two-storey building at Condover Hall, which is owned and operated by JCA Adventure, will provide dormitory rooms for 72 pupils and eight teachers, to meet increasing demand.

The construction work was carried out by Shrewsbury-based family-business Morris Property.

Some 30,000 people a year, many of them primary school groups, enjoy a range of outdoor activities at the centre, from canoeing to climbing, abseiling to archery.

It is popular for sports tournaments and for community groups and families looking for a different kind of short break. Indoor facilities include a pool and a cinema room.

Centre manager Richard Williams said: “We needed more space to accommodate guests and to give us more flexibility, especially at busy weekends. We chose Morris Property because it is a local, long established Shrewsbury firm and we’re delighted with their work. The new accommodation looks great.

“The Morris guys have been excellent on site; the whole process went very smoothly.”

Condover Hall already offered 560 beds before the expansion. The new building, which is clad with stained larch timber, was designed to be in keeping with the Hall’s grand setting.

Morris Property contracts manager, Ian Carswell, said: “We carried out the work in two phases to minimise disruption. The second phase was scheduled during the winter months when Condover Hall was closed. We took account of the client’s needs and delivered the project on time and on budget, ready for the new season.”

External works to provide paths, landscaping and a turning area were also carried out.

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.


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