Stroll in the Park highlights superb restoration work

28 March 2011

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The restoration of a burnt-out cottage into an attractive family home is just one of the many transformations taking place at Nether Hall Park which are making it one of the most sought-after places to live in the Midlands.

The old 'Keepers Cottage', right by the entrance to the Bovis Homes development in Great Barr, was recently demolished and will soon be rebuilt into a modern-day replica that will be a fantastic place for someone to set up home.

Site manager Patrick Price said: "It'll be great to see it restored to its former glory and we will be trying to reuse as much material as possible in the restoration, which is now starting in earnest."

Bovis Homes has started on the next building phase of the popular development and such has been the pace of change that they held a guided tour for residents to show them exactly how things were progressing.

And it proved an extremely popular event, with almost 100 people turning up to learn about the new planting, landscaping and restoration work that is going on. That includes improvements to a gothic bridge at the top of the development and the planting of thousands of trees.

"The walk was a tremendous success with so many people turning up that we had to call on extra volunteers from our staff to show them around in smaller groups," said Bovis Homes' regional marketing manager Heather Suffield.

"We always say that we build communities and Nether Hall Park is a prime example of that. It is obvious there is great atmosphere developing and the fact that so many came on the walk shows a close-knit community that takes a great interest in its surroundings."

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