Isobel Gardens was named after Isobel Hickman, who on November 5th 2007 was born in a layby near the development. In 2008 a tree was planted near the spot to celebrate Isobel’s first birthday, and Taylor Wimpey later decided to further mark the special circumstances by naming the development after her.
On February 10th 2018, Isobel and her family were VIP guests for the opening of the showhome. Isobel, now nine, cut the ribbon before taking a tour of the development. The family have lived in the Lawley area for some time and Isobel’s mother Alison called it a ‘fantastic honour’.
Carl Cooke, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Midlands, added: “It was a wonderful opportunity to have the people who inspired the development’s name to cut the grand opening ribbon, and to take them on a tour of the property. We’re so pleased they enjoyed this special moment, which no doubt they will treasure for years to come.”
Get a closer glimpse of life in Lawley Village
Residents of Lawley Village can make the most of a host of everyday amenities on the doorstep, including shops, a supermarket, a school, offices, community facilities and attractive public open spaces for recreation, with a brand new nursery coming soon. Less Than three miles away from home is Telford town centre, which offers a wealth of opportunities for shopping, entertainment and leisure.
With infrastructure worthy of any big city, Telford boasts a bustling shopping centre with more that 150 high-street and independent shops, while the Oakengate Theatre, Telford Ice Rink, Telford Ski Centre and a multi-screen cinema are also within easy reach.
Meanwhile, just a short distance from the convenience of the town, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge is one of the many attractions waiting to be explored in rural Shropshire.
Isobel Gardens also benefits from exceptional transport links, with the M54 only minutes away by car for connections to Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury and the M6 for Birmingham and the North. Commuters will also appreciate that three railway stations are located in Telford for direct services to Birmingham New Street, Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury.