Prescot Picture Palace

Historic Prescot Picture Palace seeks operator

People are invited to express their interest in operating a regenerated historic cinema. The renovated Prescot Picture Palace site is taking submissions of interest to bring the original 1912 town centre cinema site back to its former glory. Entries close at the end of the month on April 30, 2021, with the process, being run by The Big Picture Cinema Heritage Consultants on behalf of Knowsley Council, seeking enthusiastic owners or operators for the unique original cinema site to see the heritage asset returned to its former splendour. As part…

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Stockton is regenerating its town centre with award-winning results

The future of our town centres: Shoosmiths sponsors ‘Planning’ webinar

Although Covid-19 has been a definite destructor of the UK high street, town centres were already facing decline due to a number of factors, including the rise in online shopping. While retail sales are now recovering and believed to be higher than pre-pandemic levels, town centres are still suffering with DIY stores, retail parks and online shopping proving to be massively popular. Join this webinar, produced in partnership with Shoosmiths, as a panel of experts discuss how the future of town centres will change, post-pandemic, and what implications this will…

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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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