RivingtonHark is delighted that Shropshire Council’s Planning Committee voted to approve the first stage of the Smithfield Riverside regeneration project in Shrewsbury this week

We have been working alongside Shropshire Council since 2022 on Smithfield Riverside – the ambitious regeneration project set to transform the area between the River Severn, the Darwin shopping centre and Roushill in Shrewsbury town centre.

Financed from £19 million of Levelling Up money, this approval enables the demolition of the Riverside shopping centre and former Riverside medical practice, paving the way for key enabling works on site for further phases of the scheme.

It also permits the delivery of a landmark new public park adjacent to Roushill, improving connectivity with the river, contributing to the flood adaption measures and helping to breathe new life and vibrancy into the area, as well as improving biodiversity in the town centre.

Demolition work is targeted to start this Summer and construction of the new park is expected to get underway before the end of 2024.

This is a key moment in shaping the future of Shrewsbury town centre with the plans that were approved laying the ideal foundations to develop something truly transformational.