News 23.10.2007

Gillespies Reveals Regeneration Plans For Shropshire Town

Gillespies has today released details of its work on a £250 million regeneration project for Southwater in Telford, Shropshire.

The proposals will see the introduction of a new mixed use development in a 30 acre (12 hectare) site around the existing Southwater area in the Town Centre. The project would bring together new cafes, bars and shops, a 12,500 sq m leisure scheme including replacements for the existing ice rink, bowling and bingo hall, new housing, 25,000 sq m offices with further expansion proposed and a new hotel.

A new high street would be built, with a central public square replacing Southwater Square. This would be enhanced with exciting, atmospheric lighting as public art, to help create a distinctive character for the Town Centre.

Sarah Raper, Chief Executive of Transforming Telford, said: “We have a number of very important projects underway in Telford but probably the single most important requirement is the redevelopment of the Town Centre. We could create an eighteen hour, seven day a week vibrant and sustainable heart for Telford."

The plans will go before Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet for endorsement on 29th October 2007.

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