CGI of planned Reel Cinema, Ashington

Major Ashington development to include Reel Cinema

Advance Northumberland has signed a deal with national operator Reel Cinemas, which has 14 cinemas across the UK. If the project gets planning permission, the new facility will form part of the family-owned, independent business’ growth programme. Critics have long dubbed the site the ‘Ashington Hole’, as it has sat undeveloped since the new Conservative administration cancelled the relocation of the county council’s HQ from Morpeth in May 2017. A group of the same name was established and it recently changed to Ashington Whole as it is now focusing on…

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Aerial CGI of Wellington Place in Leeds

Green light for next phase of Leeds city centre development

Updated outline proposals for the next phase of a major mixed-use development in Leeds has been agreed – giving the go ahead for 830,000 sq ft office space, 250,000 sq ft residential space, 50,000 sq ft retail, a 230-bed hotel and a multi-storey car park. The applicant behind Wellington Place, Developer and Asset Manager MEPC, has said the whole site will employ 16,000 people and represent a total investment of £600m in the city of Leeds once complete. The commercial development, which is now home to over 30 businesses, currently…

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Huddersfield regeneration CGI

Plan to regenerate Huddersfield includes hotel and cinema

A ten-year £250m masterplan to regenerate six areas across Huddersfield to “create a thriving, modern-day town centre” has been launched. Kirklees Council has launched the Huddersfield Blueprint, which focuses on regenerating six focus areas in the town centre: Station Gateway, St Peter’s, Kingsgate and King Street, New Street, the Civic Quarter and the new Cultural Heart. Funds for the £250m scheme will come from national government, private investors, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Kirklees Council. It looks at delivering five key objectives for Huddersfield Town Centre: a vibrant culture, art,…

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