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Wednesday, 26 February

Sweet Change for Home of Curly Wurly

National contractor, the Shaylor Group, has been appointed as Principal Contractor on the £16 million refurbishment of what had been the famous Cadbury headquarters of Franklin House in Bournville in the Midlands.

Working with developer, Court Collaboration and local architect, BPN, Shaylor will carry out the refurbishment works to convert the 1960s’ commercial office space into urban apartments, worth £6.4 million of the overall budget.

The project will see Franklin House, reportedly the birthplace of the Curly Wurly, developed into 79 one- and two-bedroom apartments, including four penthouse suites featuring internal courtyards. The property will subsequently be re-branded as The Franklin, a collection of modern residences, and is on target for completion in March 2016.

“Our team are very excited to begin work on this historic local landmark,” said Stephen Shaylor, CEO, Shaylor Group. “BPN has an excellent vision for the building and our highly skilled team are eager to get the transformation underway. We have significant experience in the housing sector and look forward to bringing The Franklin to life.”

Picture: Goodbye to all that – the former Cadbury office in Bournville will be converted into modern flats.

Article written by Mike Gannon

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