QUEENSBERRY APPOINTED AS DEVELOPMENT PARTNER BY NUNEATON AND BEDWORTH BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday 29th April 2020

In the midst of this unprecedented health issue and as part of its commitment to strive to regenerate our town centres, which is even more important in the current climate, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and its key partner in the programme, Warwickshire County Council, continue to look to the future to deliver the Transforming Nuneaton programme.

Work has continued to bring on board a Development Partner to deliver change and improvement at the Abbey Street end of Nuneaton Town centre.  With the appointment of Queensberry as its partner, the Council continues to move closer to making the transformation of Nuneaton town centre a reality and bring real opportunities to the Borough.

Queensberry is a market-leading urban regeneration company specialising in mixed use regenerations schemes across the UK. 

Its current schemes span retail, residential, office, leisure and cultural uses and include Heart of the City II, Sheffield; The Glass Works, Barnsley; Borough Yards, Southwark; Angel Central, Islington and  Metquarter, Liverpool. It has previously been instrumental in delivering numerous award-winning developments including Corn Exchange, Manchester; Victoria Square, Belfast; Southgate, Bath and Friars Walk in Newport.

Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, Councillor Julie Jackson said;

“I am really pleased to welcome Queensberry as our Development Partner. The Council is keen to keep moving forward and to be ready to take advantage of all opportunities as soon as we return to some form of normality.  The appointment of Queensberry puts us in an excellent position to make the transformation of Nuneaton a reality and, to support all sections of our community to prosper.”

Leader of Warwickshire County Council, Councillor Izzi Seccombe, said: 

“This is a really positive step forward for the TN programme and I am really pleased to see this appointment with Queensberry to help deliver the vision the partners have for the town centre.  It aims to support and develop the town centre economy, which is even more important than ever as we plan for the economic recovery of the sub-region when we are able to get back to something approaching normal life.”

Paul Sargent, Chief Executive, Queensberry said:

We’re delighted to come on board as Development Partner for this scheme, we have a wealth of experience working with local authorities and look forward to helping the council on the transformation of Nuneaton.”