A town centre redevelopment opportunity on prominent 0.42 ha site adjoining the A6 road and M&S Foods.
The proposed conversion of the Former Market Hall, enabling provision of a new leisure attraction - two screen cinema - and enclosure of part of the covered bus bay area to provide a new food & beverage / retail unit received detailed planning consent on 8 February 2022. The application included new bus passenger waiting facilities and, as a second phase, the provision of community space (subject to separate fundraising). Current bus and taxi services will continue to operate from this location.
District Council funding to support the scheme has been included within the Council’s Capital Programme 2022/23 following approval at the Council meeting of 3 March 2022.
The detailed design (RIBA Stage 4) is now being progressed with a view to tendering the shell works in Summer 2022.