Canterbury: £115m mixed-use regeneration scheme with cinema

A multi-million regeneration scheme is a step closer to being built after developers exchanged contracts with a city council. The Hyde Group and development partner Linkcity exchanged contracts with Canterbury City Council on the £115m mixed-use regeneration scheme in the heart Canterbury which that will provide 189 affordable homes for people in the area. Alongside the new homes, the Riverside development will include a five-screen cinema, bars, restaurants and student accommodation. Construction is due to start in autumn, with work on the homes beginning in September next year. The project…

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Folkestone town centre and plans

Folkestone: cinema plans announced for vacant Debenhams site

A huge town centre regeneration plan has been unveiled with proposals to turn vacant Debenhams into a cinema. Folkestone & Hythe District Council has released the masterplan as the department store announced it would leave Sandgate Road early next year. It is one of four Kent branches to close, with 1,200 jobs threatened nationally. But within hours of the sad news making the headlines, the council has pinpointed its vision for the High Street. Town team boss reveals plan of action for Folkestone’s doomed Debenhams store While no timescale has…

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