Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, together with its Strategic Development Partner, Queensberry, are consulting on exciting proposals for the Abbey Street regeneration.
This follows a decision in October by the Council’s Cabinet to approve a draft masterplan for the redevelopment of the Heart of England Co-op Society’s Head office building, land on Abbey Street and Queens Road and the Abbey Street Car Park.
The masterplan will include proposals for a cinema, hotel, new homes, leisure and specialist retail, as well as car parking.
A detailed website showcasing the plans for the Abbey Street regeneration were launched on the 4 December, along with a series of online consultation events. The website can be found here: www.abbeystreetdevelopment.co.uk.
These proposals are part of the Transforming Nuneaton programme, which aims to transform Nuneaton into a vibrant, attractive and prosperous town that offers a range of opportunities for everyone.
Cllr Julie Jackson, Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said:
“This is a very exciting and hugely important step in our vision for ‘Transforming Nuneaton’, and we’re really looking forward to talking to local people about our plans.”
“Sadly, Covid-19 makes it difficult for us to meet people face to face as we would normally like to do. Instead, we have created a website which contains lots of information and a place for residents to tell us what they think. We’re also looking forward to answering residents’ questions at our virtual consultation events in a couple of weeks.”
“Our commitment to developing this site as part of wider plans for the town centre has never wavered. We will continue to push for what’s best for our residents and this is part of that commitment.”
Paul Sargent, Chief Executive of Queensberry said:
“This innovative regeneration proposal is a landmark commitment for Nuneaton. It is a transformational remix of a significant part of the town centre that will act as a catalyst for further private sector investment. Equally important, this ambitious plan addresses the recent impact of the pandemic on our lives and is designed with the local community’s health and well-being at its core. With an eye to a constantly changing world we are also considering healthcare and educational facilities within the new buildings.”
“For Queensberry consultation is an essential part of the design development process and we always learn something important from the feedback. We have already carried out several similar virtual events during Lockdown and have achieved great results.”