Shropshire Council

The Tannery

Work has started on the halls of residence at the former Tannery site and car park at St Austin's Street, Shrewsbury. This exciting project is being delivered in partnership with Morris Property, and in association with University Centre, Shrewsbury, to provide accommodation for approximately 200 students, plans for which were approved in December 2015. Accommodation blocks will be built on a phased basis.

Tim Smith, our head of business, enterprise and commercial services, said: "This new accommodation will support the redevelopment of the west end of Shrewsbury town centre, and will be a significant improvement for the area."

Paul Kirkbright, University Centre Shrewsbury deputy provost, said he was looking forward to seeing the development get underway.

More information will be added to this page as the project develops.


Our Shire Services team provides catering, cleaning and facilities management to a wide range of schools and education establishments across Shropshire and beyond, and currently operates the existing student accommodation at Mardol House, a short distance from The Tannery, which we refurbished in time for the arrival of the fledgling institution's first undergraduates.

Find out more about studying at University Centre, Shrewsbury.

Our partner, Morris Property, is also involved in a variety of projects in and around Shropshire.

The additional links on this page give some background to living in Shrewsbury and Shropshire.