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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Transforming Nuneaton, aerial photo with project outine

Warwickshire: new cinema’s starring role in town centre transformation

Plans to regenerate Nuneaton town centre are on the cusp of a major milestone – deciding who will champion the new cinema, bar and restaurant proposals. The Abbey Street part of the Transforming Nuneaton programme will soon have a developer on-board to move it forward. A shortlist of four potential regeneration companies has now been drawn-up to carry forward the plans, which include getting a new cinema within the former Co-op building as well as creating a new public ‘plaza’ with bars and shops. The successful urban specialist is expected…

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An artist's impression of the restored Monocle building, Hull

Hull: mixed use regeneration project to produce 600 jobs

Hundreds of jobs are expected to be created in the heart of Hull. The developer behind the transformation of one of Hull’s landmark buildings is aiming to start work within months after securing planning permission for an upgrade which could create up to 600 jobs. Allenby Commercial intends to restore the Monocle building to its former glory. A spokesman said: “The 2020 vision for Monocle is to meet the rising demand in Hull city centre for modern, flexible office space which will attract a wide range of businesses by providing…

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