Kings Chase Shopping Centre, Kingswood

South Gloucestershire Council buys Kings Chase shopping centre for £10m

Deal for Kingswood’s retail complex could see redevelopment with new homes as part of £25m town centre transformation. Kings Chase shopping centre in Kingswood could be turned into homes and leisure as well as retail after South Gloucestershire Council announced it had bought it for £10million. It solves the mystery “significant” property deal, at the heart of a £25million transformation of the town centre, which the authority has kept under wraps since February because of commercial sensitivity while negotiations concluded. The purchase of the complex and car park is a major…

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Wigan Galleries overhaul takes a step forward

Developers Cityheart and BCEGI are seeking public feedback on their planned £135m revamp of the shopping centre, comprising 464 homes, a six-screen cinema and a150-bedroom hotel.  The joint venture, known as Galleries 25, was appointed to redevelop the 440,000 sqft town centre retail complex into a mixed-use scheme last year, as revealed by Place North West. Cityheart and Beijing Construction Engineering Group International beat off competition from regeneration specialists Muse Developments, and a partnership between Maple Grove Developments and Urban Splash to secure the Wigan job. The vision for the Galleries has been…

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Retail slashed for residential at Liverpool’s Circus

Developer Augur Group has hired architect 3DReid to draw up plans for 200 homes as part of the wider mixed-use scheme, reducing the amount of retail space previously proposed. However, a planning application for the Circus, to be located on land behind the Lewis’s Building off Bold Street and next to Liverpool Central Station, is not expected until next year, Augur’s chief executive Simon Mann told Place North West. Mann added that the 275,000 sq ft of retail space proposed when the Circus was first unveiled in 2018 would be significantly…

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