The scheme involved the conversion of the former ambulance station at Abbey Forgate, Shrewsbury into two retail units on the ground floor and two apartments on the 1st floor. The rear yard and maintenance of the ambulance station was utilised for the erection of 13 lower cost dwellings.
The retention of the protected trees on the southern boundary;
Ensuring that Sparrow Lane could provide vehicular access to the proposed dwellings;
Providing sufficient parking on the site frontage for the retail units.
An effective reuse of a vacant building and site for retail purposes enhancing the appearance of the Abbey Foregate frontage and provision of much needed lower cost housing.