Shropshire

Plans to turn Dana prison site in Shrewsbury into flats

Shrewsbury prison
Image caption The three-acre Shrewsbury site housed more than 300 prisoners until 2013

Plans to transform a historical former prison into flats and student accommodation have been submitted.

The Dana prison in Shrewsbury, which dates from the 19th Century, closed in 2013.

It was one of a number of jails to close in a bid to save £63m. The Grade II listed building was sold in June 2014.

The plans, which also include provision for a gym and restaurant, have been submitted to Shropshire Council.

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Built in 1877, the three-acre Shrewsbury site used to house more than 300 prisoners.

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