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Telford Fashion Quarter: Next and New Look part of new plans

By Sophie Madden | Telford | Business | Published:

Final plans have been submitted as part of a redevelopment of Telford shopping centre and bus station.

How the fashion quarter could look

A reserved matters application has been made to Telford & Wrekin Council seeking the part demolition, refurbishment and extension of Telford shopping centre to create new retail and food units, along with a new plaza and link mail within the centre, a new entrance, public space, landscaping works, bus station facilities and changes to Brown Elm car park to provide pedestrian walkway and associated highway works

The plans will form the Fashion Quarter will see the redevelopment and extension of New Row and New Street, retaining House of Fraser as the anchor as well as existing tenants Zara and River Island.

A new link to Sherwood Street will make it easier for shoppers to get around the centre and create new large stores designed to meet modern fashion retailer requirements.

Discussions are already in hand with a number of other potential tenants.

Next and New Look have already signed up to be part of the new quarter.

The new development will open in Autumn 2018 alongside the new bus station, where construction work is already progressing well.

The fashion quarter is one of three ongoing redevelopment projects that are transforming the Telford Centre.

The first restaurants at the Southern Quarter, close to Southwater have now opened.

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Meanwhile, the Northern Quarter, on the site of the old ASDA, will comprise a terrace of large retail units including a new supermarket.

Construction is already underway here and shoppers have been able to see demolition on the former Asda in the Northern Quarter, making way for an Aldi supermarket to move in towards the end of next year.

The development, which is already underway, will also include a reconfigured entrance into The Border mall and major landscaping improvements.

Sophie Madden

By Sophie Madden
@SMadden_Star

Senior reporter based out of the head office in Ketley covering the Telford area.

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