Approval for £300M UK mixed-use project

WCN Editorial Team 19 Jan 2017 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Developer J2 Global has received planning permission from Luton Borough Council to transform the former Vauxhall car plant site in Luton into a £300M mixed-use development.

The Napier Gateway development, located off Kimpton Road, will feature a 65m, 22-storey tower that is expected to be the tallest building in Luton.

The project will include 685 residential apartments, a hotel complex, a medical centre, a retail and leisure piazza and a public park.

J2 Global managing director Javed Hussain said: “After years of planning we couldn't be happier to get the go-ahead to deliver this iconic project. Located on the former Vauxhall site on the edge of the town centre, just across the road from Luton Airport Parkway station, it couldn't be better placed for those that will live, work and visit here.

"Napier Gateway will help transform the town into an out-of-London hotspot, with a mixture of private sale and affordable homes, as well as modern buildings and facilities to attract new businesses, which in turn will bring hundreds of new jobs to the area."

The Napier Gateway is expected to be complete in 2020.

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