Longfield Shopping Centre

Council eyes Prestwich for new development

Bury Council has started talks to buy Longfield Shopping Centre from Hollins Murray Group to progress the delivery of a mixed-use scheme in the town centre in partnership with Muse Developments. HMG is courting reduced offers for the retail complex, presenting Bury with the opportunity to take control of the centre and its long-awaited redevelopment into “a distinct, usable civic external space, which symbolises the centre of the neighbourhood”.A report to Bury Council’s cabinet states that it has received notification that HMG would be “willing to consider a reduced price”…

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Old Granada cinema, Shrewsbury

Anger at development that treats Shrewsbury’s listed Granada cinema as a shell

“Grave concerns” have been expressed over a Grade II-listed former cinema which could be partially demolished as part of the Shrewsbury masterplan. The Buzz Bingo Club, formerly the Granada cinema, in Castle Gates, is included in the Castle Street Vision and Development Framework. It says the site would be suitable for a residential mixed-use development, with expansion on the proposal including part-demolition of the cinema to offer a mix of commercial and culture, with residential on the top floor. The Cinema Theatre Association believe historic and architectural integrity would be…

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Boom: Battle Bar

Axe Throwing Adventure Bar opening in East London

The UK’s ultimate adult playground, which includes axe throwing and the craziest indoor golf course, is opening in the heart of Aldgate. Goodman’s Fields, the prestigious award winning Berkeley Homes development in the heart of Aldgate, will be the location for the fourth Boom: Battle Bar franchise to open in the UK. The 10,000sq ft multi-activity bar at Goodman’s Fields, will create 20 full time jobs and 20 part time jobs. Customers will be able to try a range of gaming experiences such as axe throwing, augmented reality darts, 22ft…

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