Asda has bought Telford and Wrekin Council’s civic offices as part of a regeneration programme for the town centre.

The council’s cabinet agreed to the sale on Monday.

Asda is expected to submit a planning application for a new scheme on the site in the coming months. Its proposals will include a mixed use development, incorporating residential, retail and offices.

Council leader Andrew Eade said: ‘This is another huge step forward in our plans for the regeneration of the borough and in making Telford a vibrant town centre.

‘We are now on the verge of delivering a scheme that has been talked about for many years and to provide best value for the residents of the borough. Through an open marketing process we have ensured we have met our legal and moral duty to achieve this.’

Property communications manager at Asda, Chris Marlow, said: ‘We will now prepare our proposal for the site and look forward to discussing this with local representatives and the community later in the year.’

A report will be taken to the Council’s cabinet later this year detailing options and recommendations for the future provision of civic offices for the council.