Works set to commence on Oakengates Towns Fund project
Works are set to commence on Oakengates Towns Fund project with Morris Property one of the county’s leading construction companies as its preferred contractor at the helm.
The project which aims to transform Oakengates Town Centre by revitalising the 1960s shopping precinct into a contemporary, inviting retail destination, will unfold in phases starting in October 2023 and concluding in spring 2025. The first phase will see works to transform units 6 to 22 Limes Walk transformed into new modern retail units and the delivery of 6 residential units above.
The transformative project not only promises to rejuvenate a number of retail units but also through targeted demolition create a new public landscaped square to accommodate the market and a range of events all of which will inject new vitality into the area's local economy. This will be further enhanced by the recently announced regeneration of Telford Theatre due to commence in 2024. The Council are also committed to continuing to support the regeneration of the wider High Street in Oakengates through its Pride in the High Street programme and maintaining free parking.
Councillor Lee Carter (Lab) Telford & Wrekin Council's cabinet lead for Place, the Economy & Neighbourhood Services, said, "We’re committed to working with Oakengates to ensure these significant programmes of Investment breathe new life into this fantastic High Street."
Graham Wynn, Chair of Telford Towns Fund Board, stated, "This project signifies a pivotal moment in the progression of Oakengates. We take pride in our role in this transformative journey."
James West, Chief Operating Officer of Morris Property, added, "Morris Property is delighted to be supporting Telford & Wrekin Council to deliver this important scheme. We are committed to work once again with the team at Telford & Wrekin to develop a space that will enrich the lives of Oakengates' residents.
Throughout the project's journey, the council remains committed to supporting local businesses, working closely with those affected, whilst the market will continue to operate throughout the project in locations in and around Limes Walk
For further details on this project, visit www.telfordtownsfund.co.uk/oakengates