Weston Homes plans £300m mixed-use project in Norwich, UK

WCN Editorial Team 10 Dec 2018 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Weston Homes, along with landowner Columbia Threadneedle, has secured a Resolution to Grant planning permission from Norwich City Council for the regeneration of Anglia Square in central Norwich, UK, into a £300m mixed-use urban quarter.

The planning permission will be issued after the applicants and the council complete a ‘Section 106’ legal agreement.

The project, one of the biggest urban renewal projects outside Greater London, will cover more than 1.2 million ft², providing new homes, retail premises, leisure amenities, public artwork and new public realm.

The redeveloped Anglia Squarewill comprise buildings designed around two ‘Covent Garden style’ landscaped plazas, which will be linked by landscaped public spaces, including pedestrian streets, offering cycle linkages across the site, with new trees and planted areas.

It will also have communal green squares and central courtyards for residents.

The regeneration project will create more than 1,200 homes, including stylish one and two-bedroom apartments and penthouses for private sale, alongside 120 on-site affordable homes for local households on lower incomes.

The Anglia Square proposals will create a northern city centre destination for shopping, leisure and entertainment, with retail floorspace allowing for 40 glass-fronted retail units, including an anchor food store.

A new 200-bed hotel with several facilities, including a roof-level bar and restaurant, offering panoramic views over the city centre, and a new leisure quarter, on a new ground floor multi-screen cinema, will also be part of the project.

The development will include a new £2.5m home for Surrey Chapel.

The buildings at Anglia Square will have expanses of glazing, varied balcony design, rooftop terraces and feature detailing to the facades.

Shops, restaurants and leisure have been planned at ground level, with homes above.

A replacement multi-storey car park will provide 600 shopper parking spaces, and 75% of the homes will have residential parking.

There will also be public ‘play trail’ artwork, where adults and children can enjoy the public open spaces. The project will also offer new views of the Anglican Cathedral and St Augustine’s Church.

The scheme will also create space for community use, including affordable business space.


Image: Weston Homes plans £300m regeneration of Anglia Square in Norwich, UK. Photo: Courtesy of Weston Group Plc.

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