Montage of artist impressions of Stockton town centre plans

Stockton’s public consultation calls for new leisure landscape

The Castlegate Shopping Centre and Swallow Hotel are set to be demolished as part of bold plans to tackle Stockton’s empty shops and open up the town to the river. Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council bought the buildings in September before seeking public views on a “once in a generation” opportunity to change the town. Plans are now being drawn-up after the consultation, which attracted around 1,000 responses, revealed strong public support for putting the site to a different use. “We had a massive response to our consultation on the next steps for Stockton…

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The cinema, being built in the Marsh Academy's leisure centre, will be the only one on the Marsh. Picture- Paul Amos

New Romney eagerly anticipates affordable 45-seat ‘Cinemarsh’

The final touches are being made to Cinemarsh on Romney Marsh – with an opening date now only months away. Based at the Marsh Academy’s leisure centre in New Romney, work started on the new movie theatre last year – five years after the initial idea for the project came about. The 46-seat auditorium is now complete, with the sound and projection systems having been installed by Sound Associates, one of the top digital cinema installers in the UK. Work on the new foyer and toilets is expected to be finished by the end of…

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Transforming Nuneaton, aerial photo with project outine

Warwickshire: new cinema’s starring role in town centre transformation

Plans to regenerate Nuneaton town centre are on the cusp of a major milestone – deciding who will champion the new cinema, bar and restaurant proposals. The Abbey Street part of the Transforming Nuneaton programme will soon have a developer on-board to move it forward. A shortlist of four potential regeneration companies has now been drawn-up to carry forward the plans, which include getting a new cinema within the former Co-op building as well as creating a new public ‘plaza’ with bars and shops. The successful urban specialist is expected…

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