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Wellington cinema throws open its doors ahead of exciting redevelopment programme

10 April 2024

Wellington Orbit, a cinema and arts hub in the heart of Wellington, is set to mark its 5th birthday with a special Open Weekend on 11 and 12 May.

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Council is delighted with Wellington Market consultation response

22 March 2024

Wellington Market owner Telford & Wrekin Council has expressed delight after 1500 people responded to a consultation about the future of the historic market.

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Oakengates library temporarily relocated to The Wakes

15 March 2024

Oakengates Library is preparing to move to its temporary relocation, The Wakes, just a stone’s throw away from its current location.

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Major milestone achieved in Station Quarter development with next phase of works underway

1 March 2024

The Station Quarter development, a major new project in the transformation of Telford Centre is making significant progress in its next phase of works. The project, is set to transform the Centre with new homes, a new digital skills and enterprise hub – The Quad and strengthening the connectivity between the station and the Shopping Centre benefitting Telford and Wrekin residents and visitors alike.

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Oakengates Nursery School relocation plans unveiled

1 March 2024

Telford & Wrekin Council has today announced a significant development in the ongoing remodelling of the Telford Theatre. As part of this Central Government Levelling Up transformative project, Oakengates Nursery School, currently located within the theatre premises, will be relocated to a new, purpose-built facility.

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Celebrate Telford Theatre with final curtain call ahead of remodelling project

29 February 2024

Telford & Wrekin Council announces a significant milestone in the revitalisation of Telford Theatre, as it prepares for its last performance before undergoing a transformative remodelling project, supported by Central Government's Levelling Up funding.

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Consultation highlighted strong support for Telford Theatre remodelling project

26 February 2024

The latest consultation for the Telford Theatre remodelling project which has included a public event and community survey carried out in December 2023 is now complete, signifying a step forward in transforming Telford Theatre @ Oakengates, supported by funding from the central government's Levelling Up Fund.

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Future of Wellington's cultural landscape secured with full purchase of Wellington Orbit

5 February 2024

Telford & Wrekin Council and the Clifton Community Arts Centre Limited (CCAC) trading as Wellington Orbit are proud to announce the acquisition of the former bank building in Market Square Wellington, that is home to Wellington Orbit with its fantastic cinema and café and now to be further transformed to create a cultural hub for the town.

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Consultation for Wellington Market regeneration is now open for public feedback

8 January 2024

Telford & Wrekin has launched a public consultation to gather resident input on the future of Wellington Market, following the successful securing Capital Regeneration Programme funding from Government.

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Telford Theatre remodelling proposals open for public feedback

7 December 2023

The latest public consultation for the Telford Theatre Remodelling project is now underway, signifying a step forward in transforming and rejuvenating Telford Theatre @ Oakengates.

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Oakengates transformation gains momentum with more business relocations

22 November 2023

The revitalisation of Oakengates under the Telford Towns Fund is gathering momentum as more businesses make strategic moves to enhance the town's appeal.

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Oakengates transformation gains momentum with more business relocations

15 November 2023

The revitalisation of Oakengates under the Telford Towns Fund is gathering momentum as more businesses make strategic moves to enhance the town's appeal.

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Telford Theatre Levelling Up project to unveil exciting plans for public feedback

13 November 2023

Telford Theatre in Oakengates, a cherished cultural institution with nearly six decades of history, is on the brink of an exciting transformation.

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Council acquires historic Wellington Market

3 November 2023

Telford & Wrekin Council has now purchased Wellington Market, the historic twelfth century indoor market in the heart of Wellington. The purchase was possible after the council secured funding.

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Plans submitted to revitalise landmark building

29 September 2023

Plans for the first of Wellington’s Towns Fund projects have been submitted. This transformational project will bring back into active use one of Wellington’s most important prominent buildings, 1 Walker Street, located in the town’s conservation area.

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Progress continues on Telford's Digital Skills and Enterprise Hub

2 November 2023

Construction is well underway for the Digital Skills and Enterprise Hub in Telford's Station Quarter, a project set to offer advanced education and support for business start-ups.

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Telford Theatre to undergo transformation with Levelling Up Funding

6 September 2023

Telford & Wrekin Council is embarking on an exciting journey as it unveils its ambitious plans to revitalise Telford Theatre.

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Next business relocates as Oakengates Telford Towns Fund plans progress

25 August 2023

Some'Ink Different, a renowned tattoo studio, has successfully relocated in Oakengates as plans advance to transform the town under the Telford Towns Fund programme.

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Council secures Harper Adams University as education partner for Station Quarter development

8 August 2023

Harper Adams University has joined the Station Quarter development in central Telford alongside Telford College as an education partner for the digital skills and enterprise hub.

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Council approves planning for transformative Station Quarter

14 June 2023

Telford & Wrekin Council is pleased to announce the planning approval for the transformative Station Quarter project, a significant milestone in the regeneration of Telford Town Centre.

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Oakengates Towns Fund proposals approved for transformation of the town

8 February 2023

The ambitious proposals for Oakengates Towns Fund, which aim to increase footfall and transform the 1960s shopping precinct into a modern, welcoming shopping experience were passed by planning committee tonight.

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Proactive move as first high street business relocates in Oakengates

23 January 2023

Proactive Personnel Ltd is set to become the first business to relocate in Oakengates as part of a government-funded project to transform the town centre.

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Oakengates Town Centre regeneration

9 December 2022

The government funded regeneration project aimed at regenerating Oakengates Town Centre and boosting local businesses remains open for consultation.

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Oakengates Town Centre regeneration update

1 December 2022

The government funded regeneration project aimed at regenerating Oakengates Town Centre and boosting local businesses remains open for consultation.

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Towns Fund planning proposals for Oakengates are now live

17 November 2022

Proposals to make Oakengates more attractive for both local people and visitors, boost overall footfall and encourage people to stay longer in the town have now gone live.

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Oakengates Towns Fund plans set to be revealed at public consultation

22 June 2022

Residents can have their say on draft plans to transform Oakengates Town centre which have been developed in response to public consultation activities over the past two years.

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Council steps in to ensure Oakengates receives full share of Towns Fund

15 September 2021

Telford & Wrekin Council has announced a package to help bridge the government funding gap that will ensure plans for the continued regeneration of Oakengates town centre become a reality.

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Council steps in to ensure Wellington receives full share of Towns Fund

15 September 2021

Telford & Wrekin Council has announced a package to help bridge the government funding gap that will ensure plans for the continued regeneration of Wellington town centre become a reality.

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£22.3m Telford Towns Fund award approved

10 September 2021

Telford’s Town Deal Board has approved the £22.3m funding from the government’s Towns Fund, designed to transform the town centre, boost economic growth, and ensure a bright future for residents and businesses.

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Willmott Dixon appointed to build ‘transformational’ Station Quarter project in Telford

30 July 2021

Less than a month after securing £22.3m from the Government’s Towns Fund, Telford & Wrekin Council has appointed Willmott Dixon to support delivery of the first phase of the Station Quarter project.

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Telford awarded £22.3m from Towns Fund

8 June 2021

Telford has been awarded £22.3m for projects that will transform the town centre, creating jobs, boosting economic growth and ensuring a bright future for residents and businesses.

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Investment Boost for Borough

6 September 2019

A major boost Telford & Wrekin Council's investment proposals for the borough have been received after the Government announced funding through its new Towns Deal.

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