New restaurant or shop for Tameway Tower in Walsall
A new restaurant or shop will be added to the redevelopment of Walsall's tallest building after plans were agreed.
Walsall Council’s planners have given the green light to an application to build the new facility within Tameway Tower, in Bridge Street.
Work is currently underway to transform the main building into 143 apartments and this was increased by two in February after developers successfully sought approval to build the extra flats on the mezzanine level.
Tameway (Midlands) Ltd has now gained permission to construct the ground floor commercial unit which could be used as a restaurant, cafe, offices or a shop.
It is hoped that the commercial unit, along with the new apartments, will provide a huge boost for the area and bring in more people to the ailing town centre.
Tameway Tower was built as office accommodation in the 1970s. The main development is being called as “Tameway Plaza” and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
By Gurdip Thandi, Local Democracy Reporter