The Northern Gateway Leisure Complex. Picture Turnstone Estates

Progress on Colchester’s £50m Northern Gateway leisure complex

Construction works on a £50 million leisure complex are set to get underway in August, a new report has revealed. Colchester Council’s cabinet is being asked to approve changes to the development agreement with Turnstone Estate Limited, the firm creating the new Northern Gateway Leisure Park just off the A12 at junction 28. A report says the deal requires modifications “because of global changes over the last 12 months caused by the Covid pandemic” with the changes focused on “financial restructuring”. The report reveals if the changes are approved, construction…

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Stanley Park Golf Club plans

Contentious Adrenalin World plan edges closer

Stanley Park golf course in Blackpool is to be reduced to nine holes in September from 18, as Holmes Investment Properties prepares to redevelop 39 acres into a £45m indoor adventure park.  An Adrenalin World venue, a concept headed up by tennis player-turned-leisure mogul, David Lloyd, is to be constructed on the part of the course east of East Park Drive, subject to planning approval from Blackpool Council. The closure of half of the course from 1 September is to allow Holmes Investment Properties to carry out work to downsize…

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New plans to revive Oxford Street announced

Westminster City Council has announced “ambitious” new plans to “revive” Oxford Street and the surrounding area, an iconic shopping hub in London and key attraction for luxury tourists. The new Oxford Street District (OSD) framework, developed with key strategic partners, hopes to “ensure the successful long-term future for the nation’s high street, as the greenest, smartest, most sustainable district of its kind anywhere in the world”. The plans include a “bold, new ‘Marble Arch Hill’ temporary visitor attraction at Marble Arch to be a catalyst for Oxford Street’s climb back…

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