Detailed plans for Telford's Southwater development

Detailed plans for the next phase of work on the £250 million Southwater development in Telford town centre have been submitted to councillors.

This is how the multi-storey car park would look as part of the £250 million Southwater development
This is how the multi-storey car park would look as part of the £250 million Southwater development

Detailed plans for the next phase of work on the £250 million Southwater development in Telford town centre have been submitted to councillors.

The plans for the area between Coach Central and Southwater Way include an 11 screen Cineworld cinema, an 82-bed Premier Inn hotel, new shops and offices, and two car parks.

Outline planning permission for the scheme was granted in June 2010, but the latest plans reveal more details about the new development.

As part of the work, the library at Meeting Point House will be demolished to make way for the 604 space multi-storey car park, and a new pedestrianised High Street will be created in the centre of the site.

In his submission to Telford & Wrekin Council, Neil Goldsmith, director of agents Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners, said: “The proposed scheme has developed following considerable discussions and consultation with planning officers.

“The proposals represent significant regeneration of the Southwater area improving pedestrian links with the rest of the town centre and creating a leisure hub which will greatly improve Telford’s leisure offer and enhance the night-time economy.”

The development will be built over the next three years.

Once the site is completed, the new shops and businesses are expected to create 265 new jobs in the area.

For further information on the project visit www.heartof telford.co.uk