Shropshire Star

Shrewsbury house still filled with foam two years on sparks debate

A Shrewsbury home that was filled with concrete foam to prevent it from collapsing is still seen as unsafe by residents two years on.

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The archway in St Michael's Street as it is today

A picture of 110 St Michael's street posted on social media has fuelled discussion about what should be done with the building now that the concrete foam that once filled the arch and doorway has been removed. Some think it should be demolished and rebuilt, while others think that it would be a "loss to the town".

The archway in St Michael's Street as it is today

In June 2021, tenants were evacuated from the building after a resident raised the alarm with Shropshire Council that it was at risk of collapse, and a structural engineer deemed the property a danger to the public.

The archway and corridor leading from the house's front door were both completely filled in with pipes and concrete foam to stop the building collapsing while work to stabilise it could be carried out.

Work was being undertaken on the building in 2021 - the foam prevented the building from collapsing