New owner of the Dana Prison site to speak to the Town Council and Residents

The new owner of the Dana Prison site is coming to speak to Shrewsbury Town Council and the public on January 19th  2015.  This follows a meeting between Trevor Osborne (Chairman of the Trevor Osborne Property Group)  and Alan Mosley, Leader of the Town Council and the Shropshire Councillor for Castlefields and Ditherington.  All members of the public will be invited to come along to a special session of the Council where Trevor will outline possible plans for the site and discuss all aspects with residents.  It will provide the opportunity for all to have their say about what is the most important development in Shrewsbury for many years.

Alan Mosley said:

“I was delighted to meet Trevor Osborne recently and hear about the successful developments he has initiated throughout the Country.  Equally he was enthusiastic to come to a meeting since he is clearly committed to engaging with the community in taking his plans forward.  I believe that he genuinely wants to hear from residents, councils and businesses and I would urge people to come along and put their views and ideas forward. There’s no doubt that the renovation will bring exciting employment, economic and environmental improvement opportunities to the area and to Shrewsbury as a whole.”

Trevor Osborne said:

“I am pleased that the Department of Justice has allowed me to purchase the Dana with completion in the Spring of 2015.  The building and its site is part of Shrewsbury’s history and offers enormous potential for heritage regeneration.  It will be my aim to retain the historic fabric and the essence of its architecture whilst changing one’s perception from dread and despondency to hope and happiness.  The way in which the building will be used will not only be subject to Shrewsbury Town Council, Shropshire Council and English Heritage but it will also be subject to the views of the residents of Shrewsbury.  I look forward to meeting more of the townsfolk and grasping an opportunity to benefit from the way in which the Town responds to the prospect of change.”

Andrew Bannerman, Shropshire and Town Councillor for Quarry and Coton Hill, which includes the town centre, said 
"I welcome the impending sale of the Dana site to Trevor Osborne, who seems to understand the importance of conserving the historic fabric of this important building and who has pledged full consultation with councils and residents. "

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