A new specially created shopping gallery for independent traders will be developed in The Darwin Shopping Centre later this year. Called The Collective, the space – which was formerly home to QVC – will house up to 10 independent businesses, with work set to begin in the autumn.

With the town’s Pride Hill Centre set to be redeveloped to create more flexible town centre space for the future, several businesses will soon relocate to the Darwin Centre, including some national stores, and independent businesses will be offered the opportunity to relocate to The Collective.

The new gallery will also form a destination in Shrewsbury for people looking for something unique, local and special.