The Projects

Explore the different projects taking place under the Big Town Plan partnership.

Balancing Growth
Balancing Growth

We want to achieve a better balance in future, between growth directed towards the edge of town and growth located in and around the town centre. Growth is planned and will happen on the edge of town, but we want to encourage and promote growth in and around the town centre too. Different parts of… Read more

Flaxmill Maltings
Flaxmill Maltings

The proposals for the redevelopment of the Flaxmill Maltings are illustrated here. Its connection with the rest of the town forms part of the Northern Corridor project. This is likely to include improved streetscape and public realm along Castle Foregate and St Michael’s Street. The proposal also includes landscape enhancement and improvements to the pedestrian… Read more

Making Movement Better
Making Movement Better

We want to make movement in the town better for everyone. Out three priorities are: pedestrian priority in the town centre; a better pedestrian and cycle network across the town; and, measures to reduce through traffic in the town centre. At a town-wide level our proposal is to rethink the public transport provision and to… Read more

Northern Corridor and the station
Northern Corridor and the Station

Proposal around the Station include:  a new station square with the removal of parking and the relocation of taxis. This will create a new arrival experience in the town and accommodate new activities from cycle storage and hire to cafes and workpoints; a new workspace and office quarter located north of the station; improved public… Read more

Raising Design Quality: The Shrewsbury Test

We want to see better quality development right across the town in the future. In particular, we want to see better place-making and the design of new housing that is much more distinctive and tailored to Shrewsbury’s special qualities.  We want to see that new development reflects our ambition as set out in the Big… Read more

Riverside
riverside

One of the interesting  qualities of the town is the significant change of level between the top of the town around Pride Hill and St Mary’s Church and the riverside. The reconfiguration of the shopping centres provides a golden opportunity, by creating an extra-ordinary new connection, activated and enlivened by new buildings and new uses… Read more

The Big Connection
the big connection

The Big Connection – West End : Riverside : Station : Northern Corridor : Flaxmill Maltings The Big Connection is an illustration of how all these principles can come together in the Big Town Framework Plan. The Big Connection is the biggest regeneration opportunity in Shrewsbury. Each area is different and each has its own… Read more

The Big Network

The term “smart cities and smart towns” is frequently used when planning for future growth. This is about harnessing new technologies to connect people and businesses, understanding how they disrupt conventional patterns of land use and infrastructure. One of the smartest things Shrewsbury can do is to remain compact and to direct new businesses towards… Read more

The Shrewsbury Green Network
The Shrewsbury Green Network

The town is blessed with extraordinary greenspaces, courtesy of the River Severn corridor and a superb landscape setting. However, Shrewsbury does not make the most of what is has and we want to make greenspace much more accessible for people and to make it richer and more biodiverse. We want people to enjoy better access… Read more

West End
West End

The proposals for the West End are focussed on connecting the town centre to the riverside at Victoria Quay and making better links to the Quarry. This would include opportunities for creating a new workhub in the West End and the potential for re-purposing some of the surface car parking for a range of uses.… Read more