Artist impression of the finished Station Hill site

New cinema, gym and shops with flats, planned near Reading Station

A new cinema and gym could be built outside Reading Station. New documents have revealed plans for the redevelopment of the Station Hill site in the town centre, as council planners gave outline permission for work to start. The plans, put forward by developer Lincoln MGT, include details of the appearance, layout, landscaping and scale of the site. Two plots, E and F, in the development will have 538 flats in total. Both the plots, between Garrard Street and Friar Street will be 12 storeys high. There will also be space for new shops, with…

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Ashford Elwick Place

Kent: CGIs turned into reality in large-scale developments

Here we look back at a mix of residential, leisure and retail developments across Kent and how they compare to their artists impressions. Ashford Ashford Designer Outlet The Ashford Designer Outlet has been a popular attraction since opening in 2000. Due to its popularity, chiefs at McArthurGlen – which owns the shopping complex – announced expansion plans in November 2013. Artists impressions of the £90 million outlet expansion The completed outlet along Newtown Road in AshfordAfter two years of construction work, shopping centre bosses cut the ribbon on the £90 million extension yesterday. It…

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Aerial view of the Ebbsfleet central plans (Picture Ebbsfleet Development Corporation)

‘Ebbsfleet Central’ development to be ‘at the heart of’ city project

Ebbsfleet Garden City has announced a brand new development which will “be at the heart” of the multi-billion pound project. The acquisition of the 125-hectare site, which will be called Ebbsfleet Central, will contribute to delivering the promised 15,000 homes at the development, and has been backed by Housing Minister Esther McVey. The new addition will create a new commercial and residential centre and help provide jobs, homes and community and cultural facilities. Ebbsfleet Development Corporation’s £34 million purchase of the land from Landsec and Ebbsfleet Property LLP (EIGP) will…

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