Regeneration specialists appointed to transform riverside location in Shrewsbury town centre

RivingtonHark has been appointed by Shropshire Council to take the lead on the regeneration of Riverside and Smithfield areas in Shrewsbury which includes the Riverside and Pride Hill shopping centres.

The town is famous for its historical town centre and range of independent shops. The two shopping centres have long failed to meet the needs of the town, yet occupy a significant portion of it. The project aims to reconnect Riverside and Smithfield areas to the wider town centre by delivering a modern, sustainable, and multi-functional destination for people and business in Shrewsbury. Adjacent to the River Severn, the redevelopment hopes to unlock the river as a focal point, whilst maintaining the natural beauty, architectural history and heritage the town has to offer.

Lezley Picton, Leader of the Council shared: –

“This is an exciting and pivotal moment for Shrewsbury town. Following a rigorous and competitive process, RivingtonHark will take the reins on transforming an area in Shrewsbury town centre which has immeasurable potential. This is just one of the many steps as part of a long-term strategic vision to make Shrewsbury town centre a unique and vibrant destination for all.”

Image: Representatives from Shropshire Council and RivingtonHark.

Left to right: Mark Barrow, Executive Director of Place; Spencer Winter, Projects Director, RivingtonHark; Lezley Picton, Leader of Shropshire Council; Dean Carroll, Cabinet member for growth and regeneration; David Lewis, Executive Director, RivingtonHark; Andrew Goodwin, Projects Director, RivingtonHark

Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for growth and regeneration said: –

“I’m thrilled to have RivingtonHark on board to transform this area of the town centre. With their specialist knowledge and expertise, Shrewsbury has an extremely exciting future ahead.”

David Lewis, Executive Director at RivingtonHark shared his thoughts about the appointment: –

“We are absolutely delighted to have been selected by Shropshire Council to lead the redevelopment project. Shrewsbury is a beautiful town with many great attributes, and this site represents a major opportunity to add to the overall attraction of the town. We very much look forward to engaging with stakeholders soon, as we progress and evolve the proposals. Projects like this, in towns like Shrewsbury, is what we do, it is what we live for, and we cannot wait to get fully immersed.”