Bracknell Town Centre Regeneration – FULL STEAM AHEAD!

Posted: Feb 20, 2015

Bracknell Regeneration Partnership and Bracknell Forest Council can today reveal that millions of pounds of construction work to regenerate the town centre will start this spring with the first steel due to be hammered in to the ground this summer.

The exciting announcement comes after the final pieces of the legal jigsaw for the regeneration of Bracknell town centre were completed, leaving the way clear for Bracknell Regeneration Partnership (BRP) and Bracknell Forest Council (BFC) to forge ahead with their regeneration plans.

Helen Barnett, head of communications at BRP says: “This is a big day for Bracknell. We are convinced that, with the quality of occupiers that have already committed and others that we expect to sign shortly, the regeneration of Bracknell Town Centre will be a major success and act as a catalyst for further investment in the Town.

“We would like to thank Bracknell Forest Council and its officers and elected members in particular for all their help in bringing the regeneration project to a reality.”

Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, executive member for economic development and regeneration, said: “While the behind the scenes legal work might sound dull, it is a hugely necessary and important step in our town’s future as it means that the construction work can now start.

“In just a few weeks’ time residents and visitors will see construction machines on-site, starting the preparation for foundations to be laid and steel work to start.

“We have been determined to get our residents the town they want and need and so we have supported the project whole-heartedly, working with the developer on a daily basis to ensure it actually happens. We will continue to support the project throughout the construction of the new town centre and beyond.”

Retailers already signed up to the scheme include a new 80,000 sq ft Fenwick store, Marks & Spencer, Primark, Waitrose and H&M. Cineworld has also committed to a new 12-screen cinema, and eight quality, family friendly restaurants have agreed to take space, including Carluccio’s, Zizzi, Coast to Coast, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Pizza Express, Nando’s and Las Iguanas.

The new development in the north of Bracknell Town Centre will comprise 580,000 sq ft of new retail and leisure space, supported by a 1,300-space multi-storey car park and landscaped public spaces. In addition, Eagle House, a vacant eight-storey office block, will be converted from offices to flats.

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