10/06/2021 - Permalink

Emergency road closure due to dangerous building on St Michael’s Street , Shrewsbury 

Related topics: Highways, transport and environmental maintenance / Planning

Shropshire  Council is taking urgent measures to protect the public with regard to a privately owned house at risk of collapse at 110 St Michael’s Street in Shrewsbury.

Immediate action is required as the building is a significant risk as it fronts on to one the main routes into Shrewsbury town centre.

This follows a structural engineer’s inspection of the property this afternoon (Thursday 10 June 2021) and, given the deteriorating state of the building’s structure and the likely danger to the public, the property’s owner has confirmed that the building can be demolished.

The property, which is not listed and had a number of rented rooms, has been evacuated and the residents have been put into emergency accommodation.

The council is working with the owner to find a demolition contractor to carry out this work as quickly as possible to minimise disruption and neighbouring owners are being informed.

As such, a section of St Michael’s Street (A5191) between the Flaxmill roundabout to New Park Road will be closed to through traffic from later this evening until the demolition is complete. Traffic will be diverted via New Park Road and Sultan Road.

There will still be access for anyone needing to get to their home or business along St Michael’s Street for the period of the closure.

Councillor Ed Potter, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for economic growth, regeneration and planning, said:

“The council has taken immediate action because we have a building on a main road in imminent danger of collapsing. Considering the danger to the public, safety must come first and we have agreed to allow the building’s demolition and hope that this can happen as quickly as possible.

“We appreciate this will lead to some disruption for residents and businesses in the area and trust they will understand the urgent nature of this.

“We hope that any disruption can be kept to as short a period as possible and we will keep residents updated via our website and social media.”