The borough council says its planners have approved the project, which they say is a significant milestone in the regeneration of Telford Town Centre.
It is being partly funded with £200 million pound investment of match-funding from the private sector, as well as £22.3 million from the Government’s Towns Fund.
This permission follows on from the enabling works planning consent which was issued last year and has led to the major remodelling of the site to create development platforms and ready the site for the implementation of the Station Quarter masterplan.
A spokesperson for the council said; “This further approval will support the implementation of the council’s ambitious plans to create a vibrant and sustainable urban space that will enhance connectivity, provide high-quality housing and commercial opportunities, a state-of-the-art digital skills and enterprise hub, and create new public spaces for residents and visitors.”
Proposals will regenerate a brownfield site at the heart of Telford Town Centre and see the creation of a new mixed use gateway from Telford Central Train Station into the heart of Telford Town Centre.
With input from local businesses, partners, and the community, the council has crafted a long-term vision to transform this area into a thriving hub of activity, innovation, and connectivity.
Councillor Shaun Davies, the leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, said: “This further planning approval for Station Quarter marks an exciting chapter in Telford’s growth.
“This project represents our commitment to creating sustainable, modern, and accessible spaces that meet the needs of our residents. We are dedicated to building a prosperous future for Telford, and Station Quarter is a significant step forward in achieving that vision.”
TELFORD TOWNS FUND: Station Quarter plans approved!
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Councillor Lee Carter, cabinet member for place (the economy & neighbourhood services) said:”The Station Quarter project will be a catalyst for positive change in Telford. With improved connectivity, state-of-the-art facilities, and a focus on sustainability, it will enhance the quality of life for residents, attract new businesses, and reaffirm Telford as a vibrant place to live, work, study and visit.”
Phase 1 of the Station Quarter project will include the development of a digital skills and enterprise hub, a hotel, 189 townhouses and apartments and new and improved public spaces, including the creation of a crossing and gateway ramp and steps, linking Telford Railway Station to Telford Shopping Centre.
The digital skills and enterprise hub will provide education and business start-up spaces to enhance digital skills, cater to local employers’ needs and empower residents of all ages.
The addition of a new hotel will “bolster Telford’s reputation as a premier shopping, leisure, and conference destination in the region”, says the council spokesperson.
“Additionally, the construction of low-carbon apartments and town houses, being delivered by the council’s wholly-owned housing company, Nuplace, and housing association partner, Legal & General Affordable Homes, will be available on a private rent, affordable rent and shared ownership basis, and will kickstart the creation of sustainable, high-quality urban living in central Telford.”
Key milestones for Station Quarter include starting phase 1 construction work from summer 2023, with works scheduled for completion by 2025.
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