A Home for Our Veterans

by Gerry Lynch last modified 29 Jun, 2017 02:59 PM

Bishop Edward blesses first-of-a-kind veterans’ village in South Wilts

The sun shone for Bishop Edward’s blessing of Our Wilton, the first veterans’ village of its kind in the UK. Following the ground-breaking in May, the Bishop of Ramsbury, Edward Condry visited the site to bless it. He prayed that the site would be a place of celebration and that the community flourish.

Andrew Lord, CEO of Alabaré; said, “It is great to welcome the Bishop of Ramsbury, Edward Condry to Our Wilton. It is a  very exciting time. It is a time to give thanks for the energy and enthusiasm that has gone into this project.”

Sue Harper, Our Wilton Operations Manager, added, “Our Wilton is delighted to have the support from the Bishop and his team, and we look forward to working with Alabare and the local churches during this exciting project.”

Bishop Edward concluded, “I am deeply impressed with the care and creativity that has gone into this exciting project. It is a great asset to Wiltshire and I look forward to seeing it completed.”

The veterans' development at Wilton Hill is part of a larger, mixed use development of the former Erskine Barracks, HQ Land Forces. which will be remembered and celebrated throughout the development. The development is a partnership between Our Enterprise, Redrow Homes and the Wilton Community Land Trust.

It will create flexible working space for new and established businesses, co-working opportunities, workshop units and training space in the Enterprise Hub which will sit alongside veterans’ accommodation. The community cafe will be at the heart of the development, open to the whole community, a place to meet and socialise with art space and a high speed internet access.

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