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Agreement signed on major regeneration scheme in West Midlands

Property developer Godwin Developments has signed a collaboration agreement with Lord Stafford - to redevelop the former Stafford Rugby Club ground into a mixed-use development.

Plans for the former Stafford Rugby Club site include a food retailer, hotel, multi-storey car park, a Build to Rent residential development and improved amenities.

“It’s not only reassuring but a positive for the local area that we have been able to see this deal – which presents a significant opportunity to build on the town’s commercial and residential offering – through to completion.”

Rachel Hull, Savills’ Birmingham-based development team

The development will support the long-term economic prosperity of the town – by attracting higher visitor numbers, bringing new residents to the area and creating up to 200 permanent jobs when fully operational. Other temporary roles will also be created during the development process. 

“Godwin Developments’ expertise, flexible working approach and respected track record made them an excellent appointment in managing this project. I have no doubt that this development will play a huge role in the wider re-development master plan for Stafford”.

Lord Stafford

The 6.5-acre site which is a part of the Stafford Station Gateway, is owned by Lord Stafford. In the Castlefields area, it’s close to Stafford town centre and Stafford train station. Once redeveloped, it will form a vital part in the wider multi-million-pound regeneration plan for the area. Godwin Developments, working with Lord Stafford’s appointed agents Savills, are seeking to attract new businesses to the West Midlands town. 

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with both Lord Stafford and Savills on this really exciting project. Our significant expertise in selecting suitable land for redevelopment, obtaining planning permission and delivering the final scheme alongside our imaginative approach was key in securing this collaboration agreement.

“Staffordshire is an important area of development focus for us as we see high growth potential in the region. We believe that the Stafford Borough Council Regeneration Plan alongside the construction of HS2 and the Stafford Gateway Masterplan project will be key drivers to the fast track growth of the town, which is already shaping into a highly attractive investment proposition for developers and commuters alike.” 

Stuart Pratt, Group Development Director and Co-founder, Godwin Developments

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