The Future

Aldi and B&M Now Signed for Northern Quarter 

The 100,000 sq ft Northern Quarter, built on the site of a former Asda store, is nearly at completion. It will home a number of food and value retailers, Anchor tenant Aldi will open a 19,500 sq ft store this Summer, while value retailer B&M have recently signed for 21,000 sq ft unit.  A deal to let the final 40,000 sq ft unit is expected to be signed in coming months. 


The Northern Quarter development is continuing to transform, please check back for further updates.



Work is continuing to progress as part of the new Northern Quarter development.

Development work is progressing on the new Northern Quarter development.

Work on the new Northern Quarter development is well underway, with frame works now in place for out exciting new building. 


Work is continuing to progress at the new Northern Quarter development, keep checking back for all the latest news and updates. 

Work is still progressing at the Northern Quarter development site. 

Work is well underway at the Northern Quarter development site, look how it's changing. 

Work on the new Northern Quarter development is starting to take shape, paving the way for its transformation into an exciting new feature building.

Anchored by best value supermarket Aldi, which will open for spring 2018, the development will also include a reconfigured entrance into The Border Mall and major landscaping improvements.

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Top discount supermarket Aldi is coming to Telford, to launch the £15 million development of the Northern Quarter at The Telford Centre. 

This is the third major retailer to have signed at the centre in the space of a week and reinforces Telford’s attraction as a key regional shopping and leisure destination.

Aldi has taken a 20-year lease on a 19,500 sq ft anchor store in the new Northern Quarter, which will comprise a total of 70,000 sq ft, in units ranging from 7,000 sq ft to 25,000 sq ft.  Aldi will open for Christmas next year (2018).

The Northern Quarter sits immediately adjacent to an 800-space Red Oak car park, at the gateway to the town centre for pedestrians from the main office area of town and the train station.  It is also located at a key arrival point from the M54 motorway.  

The development, which is already underway, will also include a reconfigured entrance into The Border mall and major landscaping improvements.  

The Northern Quarter is one of three major development schemes currently underway at the 1.2 million sq ft Telford Centre.

The fashion offer is being enhanced by the creation of a new Fashion Quarter where Next and New Look both committed to large, new format stores just last week.  The Fashion Quarter will see the redevelopment and extension of New Row and New Street, retaining House of Fraser as the anchor as well as existing tenants Zara and River Island.  A new link to Sherwood Street will improve shopper circulation and create new large stores designed to meet modern fashion retailer requirements. This project also includes the new bus station, where work is already progressing well.

Meanwhile, the first new restaurants – including the first TGI Friday in Shropshire - will open in time for Easter 2017 in the newly built Southern Quarter adjacent to The Telford Centre and the town centre’s Southwater leisure area.

Alexandra Pugh, Senior Leasing & Asset Manager at Sovereign Centros, which is managing the redevelopment of the centre on behalf of the owners, commented: “We are delighted to announce Aldi as the latest new signing at The Telford Centre. Our customers highlighted the need for a new food store and we are delighted to have secured one of the UK’s fastest growing supermarket chains to enhance the tenant mix at the centre.  We are already in detailed discussions with a host of other retailers, many new to the town, interested in taking space in the remaining Northern Quarter units and will be making further announcements in due course.”

“Our continued investment in Telford Shopping Centre, including the new Fashion and Southern Quarter developments, is



Redevelopment has started on the old ASDA supermarket at Telford Shopping Centre, paving the way for its transformation into an exciting new feature building comprising large, modern shops. Work is also underway to demolish the old ASDA petrol filling station.

With work shortly due to start on construction of the centre’s Southern Quarter these are exciting times for TSC.

Plans for the new 70,000 sq ft Northern Quarter were given the green light by Telford & Wrekin  Council at the end of August (2015). The project will create up to seven stores designed to attract new brands to the town, satisfy existing retailer expansion plans and bring a whole new look to this part of the centre.

The new building will be constructed around the shell of the old ASDA, making the redevelopment quicker and reducing its environmental impact. The striking design by Benoy architects will ensure it is a complete transformation from the old store.

Up to five stores will face Red Oak car park, lining the approach to the entrance to the shopping centre. Up to two other stores will face Ash Grey car park, adjacent to the existing entrances to Primark and BHS.

At ground level an attractive and engaging pedestrian route will be created around the building.

Visitors to the centre will see the site hoarded off over the next week and the old ASDA canopy removed. Work on the building will continue throughout 2016, with completion scheduled for 2017.

Demolition of the old ASDA petrol filling station on Red Oak car park will be completed before Christmas.

The Northern and Southern Quarters are part of the multi-million pound masterplan for the redevelopment of shopping centre, which was granted planning permission in 2013. In October the shopping centre announced that TGI Friday’s and Prezzo would be opening as part of the Southern Quarter development.

Guy Beaumont at Sovereign Centros, which is managing the redevelopment of the shopping centre, said that talks with occupiers for the new Northern Quarter stores were underway whilst construction took place:

“We’re talking to a number of exciting brands about moving to the Northern Quarter, which will offer bigger, more modern space and add to our fantastic shopping line-up at the centre.”

Councillor Shaun Davies, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Business, Neighbourhood and Customer Services, said: “We are delighted that work has now started on the redevelopment of the Northern Quarter of the Shopping Centre.

“When combined with the planned Southern Quarter redevelopment and the second phase of the Southwater development, it will ultimately contribute to a wonderful new Town Centre for Telford.

“Telford is well and truly on the up and very much the place to be in the West Midlands.”


Southern Quarter

Bus Station Redevelopment

The Northern and Southern Quarters

The Lawn Central facade of the centre will be
transformed with a striking new design