The planning committee of the Reigate & Banstead Borough Council has approved plans for the construction of a multiplex cinema, restaurants and shops complex in Redhill town centre in the UK.
The project will include a six-screen cinema, up to 11 glass-fronted shops and family-style restaurants, and 153 studio, one- and two-bedroom flats for private rent.
The scheme also includes basement parking for residents and a new pedestrian route connecting the High Street to Marketfield Way.
Designed by architects PRP, the development will replace the council’s Marketfield Road car park and twelve shops with offices. The project will be delivered by Coplan Estates.
Cllr Natalie Bramhall, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council 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 set to commence in 2017 and be completed in 2019.
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