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properTy Work starts on £250m Telford scheme PETE hayman

Preparatory work is now underway in the Southwater area of Telford, Shropshire to clear the site ahead of a major £250m regeneration scheme. Tree works are being car-

Restaurants and a cinema are proposed

Sittingbourne regeneration plans approved

PETE hayman

New restaurants and a cinema are at the heart of new regeneration plans for Sittingbourne, Kent, which have been sub- mitted to the local authority. Spenhill Regeneration – a subsidiary of

Tesco – has lodged the plans with Swale Borough Council for the scheme, which will also include a hotel and leisure space. Te proposals have been shaped by a

series of consultations over the last five years, which have found a demand for new leisure facilities to revitalise the town.

Wirral Council to ‘support’ green schemes

PETE hayman

Wirral Council is to require designers to include green technologies and sustainable products in public sector schemes. A best practice guide, which was

approved by the council’s cabinet and is due to be published in January, sets out energy efficiency requirements, such as enhanced lighting and boiler replacements. The proposals will help the coun-

cil to deliver its target of cutting carbon emissions by 60 per cent by 2025, while including links to approved products.

Portsmouth revamp strategy views sought

PETE hayman

Portsmouth City Council (PCC) has launched a new public consultation in order to gather views on a draſt strategy for the regeneration of the city. Shaping the Future of Portsmouth has

been drawn up over the past 12 months with the assistance of a previous consultation with businesses and residents. Members of the public now have until 9

December to comment on the document, which aims to guide PCC’s future redevel- opment of the city centre.


ried out around the edge of Southwater Lake and out- side Meeting Point House in order to allow earthworks to be undertaken ahead of the main construction phase. Telford and Wrekin Council

is yet to appoint a main con- tractor for the Southwater development, which is ear- marked to include a hotel, cafés, bars and restaurants. A new leisure hub – incorporating a leisure

Te scheme aims to transform Telford’s night economy MACE, Barton Willmore and civil engineers

pool and a cinema – is also set to be created as part of the regeneration scheme.

Jacobs are working alongside the council on the scheme, which has received £9.5m from the Homes and Communities Agency.

Olympic Park to ‘reshape’ East End PETE hayman

Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) chair Baroness Ford has expressed hopes that the London 2012 site will provide a ‘new piece of city’ for the capital. Speaking at the Business in

Sport and Leisure conference on 10 November, Ford said the Olympic Park would be more than just about sports venues and parkland follow- ing the 2012 Games. According to Ford, the

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has the potential to have the same transformational effect on the East End as the 1951 Festival of Britain did on the South Bank. Ford said: “Te Olympic promise is not just

about leaving sports venues and some fantastic parkland in legacy. Tis is about the regenera- tion of the east end of London.”

Te Olympic Park ‘will be more than just about sports venues’ It comes as OPLC CEO Andrew Altman told

Sports Management that the Olympic Park will benefit from the creation of “family-focused neighbourhoods” and will become one of the UK’s top visitor destinations. To read more from Andrew Altman, please see Sports Management Q4 2010.

Mixed-use development for Swansea Waterfront PETE hayman

A new 132-bedroom Premier Inn hotel and a 343-cover Beefeater Grill are to open as part of a £9m scheme at SA1 Swansea Waterfront. Te development is the result of a joint ven- ture between Actoris and Waterstone Estates,

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the latter having acquired the site from the Welsh Assembly Government. Atlantic Property Developments funded the

development, which will form part of the wider £400m SA1 flagship regeneration of Swansea’s disused dockland area.

Twitter: @leisureopps © cybertrek 2010


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