Redevelopment of Guildford Debenhams could include shops, restaurants and access to the river

A new planning application for the redevelopment of Debenhams in Guildford has been submitted. Property developer Native Land bought the site in December 2020 and proposes to turn the site, now called St Mary’s Wharf, into a new and sustainable riverside destination for the town. The site has been empty since Debenhams closed its doors in May when the company went into administration. The submission follows three rounds of public consultation for the creation of a high-quality development with new public access to the River Wey as well as shops, eateries…

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Weybridge Hall. Photo - Surrey Live--Darren Pepe

£1.5m two-screen art house cinema approved for Weybridge, Surrey

Curzon has been awarded a licence to convert the former public hall in Weybridge into a £1.5 million two-screen art house cinema. The cinema chain plans to inhabit the empty Weybridge Hall building in Church Street on a 25-year lease. Going before the Elmbridge Borough Council licensing sub-committee via video link on Monday morning (July 6), lawyer Richard Taylor, representing Curzon, expanded more on the plans. He says the cinema would cost around £1.5 million and create 10 jobs, have two screens and just over 100 seats. “Curzon specialises in independent, foreign…

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Existing frontage of Guildford Odeon (Image- SurreyLive)

Guildford cinema extension cancelled ‘temporarily’

Odeon withdraws application to refurbish cinema and extend into former Old Orleans restaurant building. Plans had been submitted to build two new screens. Odeon has withdrawn its planning application to refurbish its Guildford cinema and extend it into the former Old Orleans restaurant building. The cinema giant had submitted proposals to Guildford Borough Council (GBC) in February to build two new screens at its Bedford Road site, extending it into the building adjacent to it, which has laid vacant for a number of years. Two new, 74 seat auditoriums at the cinema looked set to be accompanied…

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