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Update regarding dangerous building on St Michael’s Street , Shrewsbury 

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Update: 11 June 2021; 7.00pm

Shropshire Council continues to take 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.

The council is working with the building owner to resolve the matter as quickly as possible, and this may result in the demolition of the property.

Demolition of the building would take a number of days to organise due to the complexity of the building construction and the need to safeguard both the public and other properties while work is undertaken.

The council has taken immediate action as the building fronts on to one the main routes into Shrewsbury town centre and therefore poses a significant risk.

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 or staying with relatives.

It is anticipated that the work will take up to 14 days to complete and a section of St Michael’s Street (A5191) between the Flaxmill roundabout to New Park Road will be closed to through traffic in this time.

Sultan Road and New Park Road, whilst remaining open, are likely to be very busy and drivers are recommended to avoid using these roads if possible.

Alternative routes for through traffic have been signposted via (out of town) Coton Hill and Ellesmere Rd and (into town) via Telford Way, Pritchard Way, Bage Way and Old Potts Way.

People visiting the town centre are also encouraged to use the park and ride.

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.

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

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

“The safety of the public must absolutely come first. Work to demolish the building may take a number of days to organise due to the complexity of the building construction and the need to project both the public and other properties while the work is undertaken.

“The council continues to work with the owner to take immediate action because we have a building on a main road in imminent danger of collapsing.

 “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.”

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