Published Thursday, 19th January 2017
A multimillion pound multiplex cinema, restaurants and shops complex in Redhill town centre is set to go ahead after the plans were approved last night by the Council’s Planning Committee.
The redevelopment will include a six-screen cinema and up to eleven glass-fronted shops and family-style restaurants on the ground and first floors with 153 studio, one and two bedroom flats for private rent above.
Nearly all of the shops and restaurants have been pre-let to well-known brands. The scheme also includes basement parking for residents and a new pedestrian route connecting the High Street to Marketfield Way.
The development will replace the Council’s Marketfield Road car park plus twelve shops with offices above in the High Street, opposite the main entrance to The Belfry shopping centre.
Huge boost, more choice
Cllr Mrs Natalie Bramhall, Executive Member for Property, said: “It’s great news that the plans have been given the green light. It will give residents and the local workforce much better choice when it comes to eating out, shopping and spending their leisure time locally, particularly in the evening, as well as much needed town centre housing.
“The redevelopment will provide a huge boost to our regeneration ambitions and the local economy by creating hundreds of new jobs and increasing spend in the town.
“The next step now is for the architects to complete the detailed specifications for the scheme and for us to tender the building contract.”
Construction is currently planned to start later in 2017 and be complete in 2019.
The scheme was designed by architects PRP and will be delivered by Coplan Estates.