BWB Consulting played a key role in helping to secure outline planning permission for the conversion of this historic college site in Shrewsbury into up to 165 new homes. The proposed 10-acre redevelopment would see the 3-storey Victorian college building converted into apartments while 127 houses would be built in the grounds and replace nearby council buildings.
BWB was appointed by the site's two owners, the Radbrook Foundation and Shropshire Council, to deliver environmental and transport consultancy services to support the scheme's planning submission. We provided a range of pre-planning services including Phase 1 Geo-environmental, Flood Risk Assessment, Drainage Strategy, Transport Assessment and a Utilities Statement.
Shropshire Council granted outline planning consent in mid-2015 and it is anticipated that the site will be put up for sale on the open market.
Local residents had expressed concerns over access at the public consultation event for the redevelopment which BWB addressed directly by proposing a mini-roundabout. The roundabout solution will assist local people in exiting the redevelopment while at the same time acting as a traffic calming feature to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.