Shrub Hill regeneration

Worcester Civic Society propose that Towns Fund invesment focuses on the Shrub Hill Opportunity Area (SHOA). We want to see SHOA becoming an attractive destination for businesses, residents and visitors arriving by train and key gateway to our city with better connectivity to the city centre. As a Civic Society, we feel it is particularly important that the Grade II listed Heenan and Froude ‘Engine House’ is refurbished and repurposed as part of any redevelopment scheme, preserving an important part of Worcester’s heritage but also utilising it as a key element of the city’s future. A community hub/arts, performance and cultural venue in the Engine House, with a landscaped terrace outside, could serve as a community centre for new and existing residents in the area. The building could also provide a hub for much needed small business start-ups and incubator units.

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4 comments on “Shrub Hill regeneration

  1. This area is in desperate need of regeneration, the Elgar building must go allowing the fascia of the station to be seen once refurbished.

  2. This area as a whole needs redevelopment. This would be an opportunity to keep the heritage of the site and provide business opportunities. Definitely needs consideration.

  3. I support this. The Shrub Hill area has become a neglected eyesore and the former Engine House is a superb building that needs to be cleaned up, renovated, and put to productive use for city residents and visitors.

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