CGI of planned cinema/residential development for Caversham, Reading

Reading: developer scraps mixed use cinema & residential plan

Plans which could have seen new homes and a cinema built in Caversham have been pulled by developers. Hermes’ application was for a five story mixed-use building in St Martins Precinct in Church Street. The plans, which were submitted to Reading Borough Council in March 2018, proposed a building with 16 apartments, one studio, nine one-bedroom and six two bedroom flats alongside a cinema, retail and restaurant units and an extension to the neighbouring Waitrose store. However, the developer withdrew the plans in Reading, Berkshire on Friday, January 24. It is not yet known whether…

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'Surrey Live' video of demolition in Redhill

Redhill clears the way for cinema & restaurant complex

Demolition work at the Redhill town centre Marketfield Way development is in full swing after months of delays. Site workers have been stripping out the vacant buildings at 34-44 High Street since the start of the year, with a huge area that includes the adjacent car park all fenced off. The much-anticipated flagship Reigate and Banstead Borough Council (RBBC) project will provide a huge new residential, cinema and restaurant complex to the town. It is thought that the £40 million development will take around two-and-a-half years, with demolition of the existing buildings set to pave the way for…

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Reel Cinema, Plymouth (photo- Penny Cross)

Plymouth developers propose mixed use development of landmark cinema

Campaigners say cinema could still be saved, as a much-needed cultural venue for Plymouth Plans have been submitted to turn the Reel Cinema in Derry’s Cross into a hotel and flats have been submitted to planning chiefs. The curtain closed on the 1930s Art Deco picture palace in February last year despite efforts by fans and history buff to save it, bringing to an end 80 years of silver screen entertainment. In that time the venue had seen a host of movie magic as well as live performances from the…

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