Telford Shopping Centre's Green Shed to be demolished

The Future

Plans for the demolition of the little-loved “Green Shed” in Telford town centre were revealed in April 2014, when a “notification of the demolition of a building” application was submitted to Telford & Wrekin Council. 

The removal of the building, which previously traded as FOCUS, is a necessary precursor to the development of the site as the Southern Quarter, one of the first phases of the major redevelopment plan to be brought forward. 

Subject to the Council’s decision, demolition could will take place over the summer.

Architect Benoy is currently working up detailed plans for the Southern Quarter site which will include an exciting new building that will incorporate a number of new restaurants and cafés, extending leisure activity along the east west route across Brown Elm car park from the new Southwater development towards the new ASDA.   

At the same time, design work is also progressing on the detailed plans for the Northern Quarter scheme, which will replace the old ASDA store (which closed in February 2014, following relocation to its new store).

A cluster of restaurants is envisaged for the Southern Quarter, extending the Southwater experience and forming a new space that will promote additional pavement dining and extended operating hours within the town centre - one of the key objectives of the masterplan.  

The design is set to be contemporary and timeless with a material palette that reflects the modern buildings whilst also referring to the local Telford context.

Built in 1981, the Green Shed is constructed from pre-stressed aluminium panels to the exterior and some 90% of the structure will be recycled during the demolition process. 

Public consultation about the plans for the redevelopment will start in the next few months with a view to submitting detailed planning applications during the summer.

The previous occupier of the Green Shed, Turners Furniture, has relocated into a unit in New Street in the Telford Shopping Centre near 99p Stores.

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