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Launching May 2019
Copthorne Keep is a development of new homes in Shrewsbury, which enjoy an historic location on the site of the former Copthorne Barracks. These 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom homes will be of appeal to first-time buyers, families and professionals working locally, or commuting to Telford, Stoke-on-Trent or Birmingham.
1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom homes
Garages, or allocated parking to all properties
Around a mile from Shrewsbury town centre
Close to the A5 for Telford and the M54
Well-regarded schools in the surrounding area
Copthorne Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 8LZ
Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire, lies to the west of Telford and northwest of Birmingham. From the A5, Copthorne Keep is about a five-minute drive away.
Copthorne Keep is located less than two miles from Shrewsbury town centre, which boasts several malls, an eclectic range of independent shops and an array of restaurants for all dining occasions.
The Darwin and Pride Hill shopping centres both incorporate a choice of high street stores and cafés, while The Parade is home to a number of unique local retailers. Many interesting boutiques and specialist shops can also be found in Shrewsbury’s ‘shuts’ – the network of alleys and passageways that criss-cross the town centre – and along Wyle Cop, a steep, winding street which is renowned for its variety of independent brands.
Shrewsbury’s food scene celebrates the diversity of rural Shropshire’s produce, with eateries such as Csons, Riverbank Bar and Kitchen, which overlooks the River Severn, and upscale dining restaurant The Walrus each offering menus crafted with local and sustainable ingredients. For authentic international cuisine, the award-winning La Dolce Vita specialises in fine Italian cooking, while Casa Naranjo serves Spanish tapas in traditional taverna-style surroundings.
Nearer to home, there is a small supermarket situated around half a mile from Copthorne Keep; a larger supermarket can be found about five minutes’ drive away at Meole Brace Retail Park, alongside a selection of retail stores and casual eateries.
Shrewsbury boasts a rich culture, and residents at Copthorne Keep will be ideally situated to take advantage of the town’s numerous arts and music events and attractions.
The annual Shrewsbury Folk Festival draws thousands of visitors to the town each summer, and presents dozens of acts from across the UK and around the world; Darwin Shrewsbury Festival, which takes place each February, celebrates the life of the naturalist who was raised in the town, through a varied programme of entertainment. Further tributes to Charles Darwin can be found around the city, including numerous way-markers indicating places that influenced his life.
The town benefits from a 29-acre park on the banks of the River Severn: The Quarry, which plays host each year to the Shrewsbury Flower Show, plus regular music and food festivals and sporting events. For children, there is a large play area and water park. Nearby, Theatre Severn, the town’s foremost performing arts venue, also overlooks the river; additionally, Shrewsbury benefits from an independent cinema, Old Market Hall, located in the heart of the town centre.
For sports fans, the home ground of Shrewsbury Town FC is located less than 10 minutes’ drive from Copthorne Keep, with Meole Brace Golf Course situated nearby; keen golfers will also find Shrewsbury Golf Club around six miles from the development.
Families at the development will find several well-regarded primary, secondary and independent schools in the surrounding area.
For younger pupils, St George’s Junior School is situated a few minutes’ walk away, while Oxon CE Primary School can be reached in about five minutes by car. Radbrook and Coleham primary schools are approximately two miles from the development; Greenfields Primary School is a 10-minute drive away.
Older students are served by The Priory School and the independent Shrewsbury School, both of which are located five minutes’ drive away, and Meole Brace School, about two miles from the development.
Shrewsbury College provides a range of courses from sixth form to university level, and has three campuses around the town, the nearest of which can be accessed in around 10 minutes on foot. University Centre Shrewsbury, also within walking distance of the development, provides undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a variety of subjects.
From Copthorne Keep, a car journey to central Shrewsbury takes around 10 minutes; on foot, the town centre can be reached in about 20 minutes.
The A5 for Telford and the M54 is situated less than two miles from the development. The A53 for Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme can be reached in around 15 minutes.
The nearest railway station to Copthorne Keep is Shrewsbury, approximately one mile away; the station provides direct services to destinations including Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central. The journey to Birmingham New Street takes under an hour.
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Oteley Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6QSWithin 2.21 Miles Prices from £204,995 to £384,995 2 & 3 bedroom homes Detached, End Terrace, Mid Terrace, Semi-Detached