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properTy Green light for £600m Canning Town plans

Bouygues Development and One Housing Group have been given the green light for a £600m regeneration project in Canning Town, London. It forms part of the wider

Stevenage town centre is to undergo a makeover

Green light for £250m Stevenage regeneration

A major £250m mixed-use regeneration of Stevenage town centre in Hertfordshire, which is to include a number of leisure facilities, has been given the green light. Stevenage Borough Council’s planning

and development committee has resolved to grant planning permission for the scheme, subject to legal agreements. Restaurants and public spaces are

included among the proposals, although the council said the timetable for deliver- ing the project is “unclear” due to ongoing economic uncertainty.

Bromley South Central proposals submitted

London-based developer, Te Cathedral Group, has submitted plans for a multi-mil- lion pound regeneration scheme, which will transform part of Bromley town centre. Te £80m Bromley South Central project

will act as a catalyst for further regeneration at the southern end of the town and create a new residential and leisure quarter. Facilities such as a nine-screen multi-

plex cinema and 25,000sq ſt (2,323sq m) of cafés and restaurants feature among the proposals, along with a 130-bedroom busi- ness hotel and 200 apartments.

New vision unveiled for central Southampton

Southampton city centre is to undergo a radical transformation over the next 25 years under a new vision drawn up by David Lock Associates and unveiled by the local authority. Proposals include a new Station Quarter

and a revitalised Fruit and Vegetable Market area, as well as a new business district and a “world-class waterfront”. Southampton City Council’s vision also

highlights the city’s £175m Cultural Quarter plans, which are centred around the newly- repaved Guildhall Square.


£3.7bn Canning Town and Custom House Regeneration Programme led by Newham Council, which is scheduled for completion by 2023. Te group anticipates that

work will now start during the last quarter of 2012 fol- lowing approval from the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation’s planning committee. Te 6-hectare (14.8-acre) development is to

Christie + Co said the low-cost health sector was one of the most robust Newham mayor Sir Robin Wales said: “Tis

boast more than 30,000sq m (322,917sq ſt) of leisure and retail space and more than 5,000sq m (53,820sq ſt) of community facilities.

scheme is the real game-changer for Canning Town, and illustrates the scale of our ambition when it comes to delivering regeneration.”

£659m ‘Airport City’ for Manchester

Chancellor George Osborne has announced plans for the establishment of the UK’s first ‘Airport City’, a £659m mixed- use development to be located at Manchester Airport. Manchester Airports Group

is behind the proposals for the scheme, which comes after the government confirmed the area as a new Enterprise Zone in March 2011. Te 150-acre (60.7-hectare)

development is centred on Manchester Airport’s inter- national links and will feature 2,500 hotel beds and 100,000 sq ſt (9,290sq m) of retail and leisure. A two-stage masterplan will see two core

‘Airport City’ will be developed in two phases near Manchester Airport

Airport City zones developed, the first adjacent to the airport’s railway station and including hotel, office and retail uses among others. Te second zone will be located next to the existing cargo centre and will focus on logistics

and freight. Te development is expected to be undertaken over a 12- to 15-year period. A Central Park stretching more than 800m

(2,625ſt) will act as the centrepiece to the devel- opment and incorporate pavilions and event space, while linking with existing local green spaces. Details:

Leisure facilities part of Uxbridge RAF base scheme

A 1,200-seat theatre and a 90-bedroom hotel are to be created as part of a major mixed-use redevelopment of a former Royal Air Force (RAF) base at Uxbridge, London. Te scheme will transform the base, which was the headquarters of No 11 Group RAF

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and was on the front line during the Battle of Britain during the Second World War. Plans also feature the preservation of the

Grade II-listed Hillingdon House and the Battle of Britain bunker, while a new 14-hect- are (34.6-acre) district park is also proposed.

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