Demolition to begin on Riverside shopping centre

The entrance of the old Riverside shopping centre with boarded up shops
The regeneration scheme is funded by almost £19m Shropshire Council secured from the government [BBC]

Demolition is to begin on a shopping centre and a former medical practice.

The work is part of the Smithfield Riverside scheme, a scheme intended to redevelop the area in Shrewsbury.

After the demolition, work will begin to create a park which will feature play equipment and an events and performance area.

The scheme is financed by almost £19m of government funding, which Shropshire Council secured in 2023.

Inside the old Riverside shopping centre, empty shops and a tree
The area will be turned into a park, which the authority says will improve biodiversity and flood resilience in the town centre [BBC]

Shropshire Council said it hoped to minimise disruption in the town centre as much as possible during the demolition process.

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