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Telford Shopping Centre

Sherwood Square
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Mall facts and statistics
Location Telford, United Kingdom
Opening date 1991
No. of stores and services 158 active (178 total) [1]
No. of anchor tenants 4 (M&S, Beatties, Debenhams, BHS)
Total retail floor area 810,178 ft² (75,268 m²) [2]
Parking 5
No. of floors 2
Website telfordshopping.co.uk

Telford Shopping Centre is a large indoor shopping centre in Telford, England. It is located in the geographical and economic centre of the new town, on land which was previously undeveloped. It is the largest shopping area in the ceremonial county of Shropshire, being located roughly equidistant between Shrewsbury, the county town, and the West Midlands conurbation. Image File history File linksMetadata Sherwood_Square_2004-03-07. ... This article is about the town of Telford, Shropshire. ... Marks and Spencer plc (known also as M&S and sometimes colloquially as Marks and Sparks) is the largest retailer in the United Kingdom by sales. ... Beatties is a British department store group with 12 stores across the Midlands. ... Debenhams plc (LSE: DEB) is a retailer with a chain of department stores based in the United Kingdom. ... British Home Stores (also known as BHS or, more recently Bhs) is a stalwart general retailer of the British High Street, selling clothes and household items (such as bedlinen, cutlery, crockery and lighting). ... McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Swindon, England, a shopping mall built within a disused railway engine works. ... This article is about the town of Telford, Shropshire. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 967 AD  Area  -  Total 130,395 km²  50,346 sq mi  Population  -  2007 estimate... A new town, planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ... Shropshire (alternatively Salop or abbreviated Shrops) is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... Shrewsbury (pronounced either or ) is a town of 70,560 inhabitants [1] in Shropshire, England. ... // The West Midlands is an area of central England. ...


General Information

The shopping centre opened in 1991. By 2001 the centre had 160 stores. By 2006, the centre had approximately 180. This growth can be attributed to the new section of the centre, which was added to the north-east, in which the anchor store Beatties was added, aswell as the other stores in the interim section. The centre is owned by the Universities Superannuation Scheme. Beatties is a British department store group with 12 stores across the Midlands. ... The Universities Superannuation Scheme is a pension scheme in the United Kingdom. ...

Car parking charges were introduced to the car parks surrounding the shopping centre. However, parking is free on Thursday evenings and all Sunday.

Sherwood Square in Telford Shopping Centre is host to the "Telford Time Machine", a large animated feature clock spanning most of the width of the square. This square is rarely seen empty, and often plays host to small exhibitions, mini-markets, Santa's Grotto, a children's plastic "ice rink" and a variety of other events. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rockefeller Centre ice rink An ice rink is a frozen body of water where people can ice skate or play winter sports. ...


There has been some controversy amongst traders and other local people in other parts of Telford, such as Wellington, Oakengates, Madeley and Dawley, about the impact of the centre on local traders. Map sources for Wellington, Shropshire at grid reference SJ6411 Wellington is a town in Shropshire, England and now forms part of the New Town of Telford. ... Map sources for Oakengates at grid reference SJ7011 Oakengates is a town in Shropshire, England and now forms part of the new town of Telford. ... Madeley is a district of Telford, in Shropshire. ... Dawley is a small town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ...


The area is best reached via junction 5 of the M54 motorway, The centre has adequate parking facilities however subject to parking charges [3]. There is also a railway station ("Telford Central") within walking distance, also with regular buses from the railway station via services 33, 44 & 55 operated by Arriva. Hourly bus services to the bus station at the centre run from Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury and Stafford. The M54 motorway is a major road in England also known as the Telford motorway. ... Telford Central railway station serves the new town of Telford, England. ... An Arriva train in Denmark Arriva plc is a UK-based international public transport operator and vehicle rental company, headquartered in Sunderland. ... Wolverhampton is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. ... Shrewsbury (pronounced either or ) is a town of 70,560 inhabitants [1] in Shropshire, England. ... This article is about the town of Stafford, England. ...

See also

  • Telford International Centre, a major conference/exhibition venue located nearby.
  • Telford and Wrekin unitary authority headquaters are located adjecent to Beatties.
  • Telford Town Park, a 1.8 km² recreational area.

Telford and Wrekin is a unitary district with borough status in the West Midlands region of England. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

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Telford & Wrekin - Town Frequency Guide (436 words)
Wellington – Telford – Dawley – Madeley – Ironbridge – Broseley – Bridgnorth
Dawley – Telford – Oakengates – Wellington – Shrewsbury
Wellington – Leegomery – Hadley – Telford – Shifnal – Cosford – Albrighton – Wolverhampton
Telford Town Centre (536 words)
Between 1991 and 2001, Telford and Wrekin was the fastest growing local authority in the West Midlands and among the top 20 most rapidly growing authorities in England.
Telford is a new town planned in the 1960's, designed with low density housing, segregated development all intended to be accessed primarily by car.
The town centre layout has created difficulties for pedestrians and cyclists wishing to use and enjoy the town centre, as it is surrounded by busy roads with fast-flowing car traffic that tends to diminish the quality of the urban space and act as a disincentive for visitors.
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