Kingsmead set for transformation
We have completed the legal process with Bouygues Development for the regeneration of the old coach park, current Serco depot and other parcels of land in the Kingsmead area. You can read our press release announcing that the development agreement has been signed.
Bouygues Development is now working on the full details of the scheme based on the following features:
- An eight to 10 screen cinema
- At least 55,000 square feet of commercial units including restaurants, shops and other leisure uses
- 500 student residential units
- 65 residential units
- A landscaped public area
- 300 car parking spaces for the commercial activities and additional parking for the residential development
The early proposals for the layout of the development indicates what could be going where, although this is subject to change:
A public exhibition is taking place at Kingsmead Leisure Centre on Friday 23 October (4pm to 8pm) and Saturday 24 October (10am to 2pm) where local people have the chance to make comments and ask questions.
A second exhibition is planned for the first quarter of 2016, with a formal planning application submission anticipated in the spring.
To keep up-to-date on the project, visit the Canterbury Riverside website.