| Plans for a £40 million cinema, restaurant and retail complex in Redhill town centre has been given the go-ahead by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s Planning Committee. |
The redevelopment will include a six-screen cinema and up to 11 glass-fronted shops and family-style restaurants on the ground and first floors. There will also be 153 studio, one and two bedroom flats for private rent in the buildings, that will range from five to 13 storeys.
The scheme was designed by architects PRP and will be delivered by Coplan Estates, construction of is expected to begin later this year and be complete by 2019.
Marketfield Way surface car park and a number of other retail and commercial building fronting Redhill High Street will be redeveloped to provide the mixed-use scheme.
According to the planning officer’s report, the site is recognised as the “main focal point for economic and cultural provision” within the council’s 2014 core strategy due to its “good” transport connections.
Natalie Bramhall, the council’s executive member for property, said: “The redevelopment will provide a huge boost to our regeneration ambitions and the local economy by creating hundreds of new jobs and increasing spend in the town.
“The next step now is for the architects to complete the detailed specifications for the scheme and for us to tender the building contract.”