Shrewsbury Civic Society launch a campaign to prevent the demolition of the Shirehall

Shrewsbury Civic Society is spearheading a campaign to save Shirehall, the county's iconic landmark of the 1950's/60's modernist architecture, from demolition.

The society has recently produced a new leaflet which outlines their case for keeping the building by pointing out its historic and architectural merits. With features such as the ovoid-shaped council chamber and sculptural pilotis, Shirehall has been described as “The major monument to postwar modernism in the county” and an “excellent civic building, well made and individual”. 

The Shirehall was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 17 March 1967, an important moment in the county’s history The society is adamant that the building, described as an icon of Shropshire's progressive contribution to the built environment in the 1960's, must not be demolished and new uses, like 'repurposing', must be found for it.