Retail & Leisure /Current
A major town centre site located east of the High Street and next to the Royals Shopping Centre. The 2.3 hectare site, which is currently used as a surface car park, also benefits from being close to the sea front and the many of Southend’s leisure destinations.
Turnstone Estates has agreed the conditional acquisition of the site from Southend on Sea Borough Council. Also included in the plans are the site of the former Rossi Ice Cream Factory and Number 29, Herbert Grove, which were purchased by the Council in 2008 to enable future regeneration, in a deal funded by the Homes and Communities Agency.
The proposed mixed-use scheme includes a cinema anchored family leisure scheme, which totals 136,000 sq ft, and include a ten-screen multiplex at first floor and twelve restaurant units. More than 500 car parking spaces are planned on site to replace the current surface car park.
The first three restaurant units have been pre-let to The Restaurant Group, which operates the Coast to Coast, Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito restaurants. The cinema operator is due to be named shortly. The scheme is expected to generate around 450 jobs.
A public consultation event took place on the 16th December 2015 at the Royals Shopping Centre. Please go to our consultation website for further information. Subject to naming the cinema operator and securing planning work on site is expected to commence in 2017.
For letting enquiries please contact Wareing & Partners (Nathan Wareing 020 7409 0022) or Cushman & Wakefield (Spencer Wilson 07736 010220). For planning and PR enquiries please contact Meeting Place Communications (Nikki Davies 01245 256180).