Oakengates is the chosen bid of three put forward by Telford & Wrekin for a share of the Levelling Up Fund which was announced overnight.
The bid includes investment to improve the theatre in Oakengates to attract an even greater diversity of shows and create more opportunities for community events and activities centred on a new public square as well as investment to extend the new education offer being developed in Telford Town Centre at Station Quarter.
Fom the Levelling up fund: “Two inter-related game-changing projects that will transform the Borough’s cultural and educational offer and support regeneration of Telford, achieved through:
Remodelling and expansion of The Place Theatre and Relocation and expansion of Telford College’s Sixth Form.”
Some traders have expressed concerns that their businesses will be adversely affected by proposed changes which could result in some retail units being removed for the redevelopment of the square.