The Darwin Shopping Centre is nestled right in the heart of Shrewsbury with entrances on Pride Hill and also from the Bus Station on Raven Meadows.
It is the largest of the three main shopping centres in Shrewsbury. It was built by John Laing Developments in 1989 and refurbished in 2002
There are plans to totally transform the town over the coming years and decades to make it more accessible and more environmentally friendly.
The Shrewsbury Big Town Plan Partnership, made up of Shropshire Council, Shrewsbury Town Council and Shrewsbury BID, say the report is a “visionary document” intended to spark debate about the future development of Shrewsbury.
The report has been published by nationally-acclaimed urban designers, Glenn Howells Architects, on behalf of the Shrewsbury Big Town Plan Partnership, made up of Shropshire Council, Shrewsbury Town Council and Shrewsbury BID.
Among the ideas suggested in the report are creating a new northern entrance to the railway station, creating a riverside walkway and park by rerouting traffic away from Smithfield Road, and revitalising the Abbey Foregate viaduct to provide space for businesses and community events.
You can find out more on the Big Town Plan Website here: https://shrewsburybigtownplan.org/