Montage of artist impressions of Stockton town centre plans

Stockton’s public consultation calls for new leisure landscape

The Castlegate Shopping Centre and Swallow Hotel are set to be demolished as part of bold plans to tackle Stockton’s empty shops and open up the town to the river. Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council bought the buildings in September before seeking public views on a “once in a generation” opportunity to change the town. Plans are now being drawn-up after the consultation, which attracted around 1,000 responses, revealed strong public support for putting the site to a different use. “We had a massive response to our consultation on the next steps for Stockton…

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Site of proposed Clydeside development (Image: Google Maps)

Shops, restaurants and cinema planned for Glasgow ‘urban lifestyle’ scheme

The next stage of a major retail and leisure development on the banks of the Clyde is set to get the green light. Shops, restaurants and a cinema are planned for land at Castlebank Quay, Pointhouse Quay and Yorkhill Quay. Planning permission in principle has previously been agreed and now Glasgow councillors are recommended to approve more details. Developers are planning to build ‘urban lifestyle outlets’ – with proposals including over 20,000m² of retail units, more than 10,000m² for leisure uses and restaurants/bars totalling almost 4000m². “The concept has been developed through the applicants…

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Artist impression of planned Edward Street Quarter, Brighton

Brighton: construction begins on major leisure-anchored scheme

Work has begun at Edward Street Quarter, the £120m redevelopment of the ex-AMEX House site, owned by property developer First Base in partnership with Patron Capital. McLaren Construction has been appointed as lead contractor with a target of completion by autumn 2021. McLaren has begun construction work in earnest this month, pouring the concrete for the foundations and basement floor. Nick Hibberd, Executive Director, Economy, Environment & Culture at Brighton & Hove City Council and other local stakeholders also got stuck in to help kick off the construction. With 110,000…

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