Aerial photo of Hayle Harbour, Cornwall Arenas & attractions Community Local Authority Mixed use Regeneration Residential 

Work begins at last on 30 year-delayed Hayle Harbour redevelopment

The residents of a Cornish town have been on a roller coaster of hope and despair since the 1980s, when a redevelopment package for their harbour was first put together. Plans to regenerate Hayle harbour have been promised to locals for almost 40 years. After decades of dereliction and many failed attempts, the long-awaited transformation of the site is finally one step closer. This week, work started at North Quay, one of the parts of Hayle harbour which is hoped to be turned into a attractive destination in Cornwall. This first phase is set to…

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Former BHS store, Torquay (photo by Andy Styles) Cinema & theatre Construction Headlines Regeneration 

Work begins to replace Torquay department store with new cinema

The boss of Merlin Cinemas has today revealed that work has started on the creation of one of Devon’s biggest multiplex in the former BHS store in Torquay. Merlin Cinemas founder Geoff Greaves has confirmed that he hopes some screens will be open ‘before the summer’. Planning permission for the new 13-screen cinema was approved last August – making it the biggest multiplex in Devon. It will mean the closure of Torquay’s only cinema, the old and dilapidated four-screen Central Cinema in Abbey Road, which is expected to be redeveloped. Last year the…

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Artist impression of Bishopsgate development, Preston Community Headlines Local Authority Regeneration 

Why the city of Preston is “perfect for investors”

Last week we covered the initial works being started on a new luxury development in Preston, redeveloped by Wigan-based property developer The Heaton Group – just one example of growing investment in a place that gained city status in 2002.  Here, with help from The Heaton Group, we analyse why Preston is on the up and why it’s an increasingly popular location among investors. According to Chris Holland, director at The Heaton Group, Preston offers plenty for investors at the moment thanks to its fast-improving reputation. The city is one of…

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