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14th January 2020
Further major lettings at Turnstone’s Colchester Northern Gateway
Turnstone Estates has agreed two further major pre-lets at its Northern Gateway leisure development in Colchester, following a deal with Hollywood Bowl Group to operate a bowling and indoor mini-golf centre. Hollywood Bowl Group, has signed 25 year leases on two units totalling just under 50,000sq ft. It will operate ground floor unit...
10th December 2019
Cambrionix secures last suite at the Maurice Wilkes Building
St John’s College and development manager Turnstone Estates have let the final office suite at the Maurice Wilkes Building, St John’s Innovation Park, to Cambrionix Limited. Already situated on the park within the Innovation Centre, the mobile IT solutions specialist has committed to a new 10 year lease. Having recently doubled in size...
04th February 2019
New Railway Station at Waterbeach gets green light
RLW Estates has secured planning permission from South Cambridgeshire District Council to develop a new railway station at Waterbeach to serve a potential new 11,000 home community to the north of Cambridge. RLW is a joint venture between St John’s College Cambridge, The Royal London Mutual Assurance Company and Cambridge based developer Turnstone...
15th January 2019
Nando’s to open at Ely Leisure Village
Turnstone Estates and Aberdeen Standard Investments have signed a 20 year lease with Nando’s for the last remaining unit at Ely Leisure Village, Cambridgeshire. The £15.7 million development, which completed last year, is already home to Cineworld, Greene King, Arbuckles, Frankie & Benny’s, McDonalds, KFC, Costa, Chosen Bun and Pizza Hut. Nando’s has...
15th January 2019
Turnstone submitted application for Seaway Leisure, Southend-on-Sea
Turnstone Estates is delighted to announce that it has submitted a detailed planning application for its exciting new Seaway destination and family leisure scheme in Southend-on-Sea which will provide around 500 new jobs and a boost to the town centre economy of an additional £15 million per year. The proposals include a state-of-the-art...
13th July 2018
Maurice Wilkes Building opens its doors at St John’s Innovation Park
St John’s College, with development manager Turnstone Estates, celebrated the completion of the Maurice Wilkes Building on St John’s Innovation Park in Cambridge on Friday 29th June. More than 100 guests including family members of esteemed scientist and the building’s namesake, Sir Maurice Wilkes, came to watch the plaque unveiled by the Master...
05th June 2018
Planning application submitted by RLW Estates for up to 4,500 homes at Waterbeach
RLW Estates has submitted an outline planning application to South Cambridgeshire District Council that seeks permission for the development of up to 4,500 new homes at Waterbeach New Town East. Waterbeach New Town is located immediately to the north of the existing village of Waterbeach and is allocated for development in the draft...
28th March 2018
Hollywood Bowl joins the line up at Seaway Leisure, Southend on Sea
Turnstone Estates has taken another major step forward at Seaway Leisure, Southend on Sea, by signing Hollywood Bowl, the UK’s largest tenpin bowling operator. Hollywood Bowl will anchor the scheme together with Empire Cinemas. The announcement comes just two months after Empire Cinemas announced the Seaway Leisure will include a state-of-the-art 11-screen complex...
21st March 2018
Further pre-let secured at new Maurice Wilkes Building, Cambridge
St John’s College, with development manager Turnstone Estates, has pre-let further office space at the Maurice Wilkes Building on St John’s Innovation Park in Cambridge to Mewburn Ellis LLP. Savills and Carter Jonas are letting agents at the scheme. The law firm specialising in intellectual property, has agreed to a new 15 year...
27th February 2018
Planning Application submitted for the relocation of Waterbeach Station
RLW Estates has submitted a planning application to South Cambridgeshire District Council for the relocation of the existing Waterbeach Station. The new Station, set to open in 2021, will be built for eight carriage trains from day one (with land safeguarded to allow the future expansion to twelve carriage platforms), provide enhanced pedestrian...
01st February 2018
Turnstone and Empire Cinemas announces IMAX® screen at Seaway Leisure, Southend on Sea
Turnstone Estates is making excellent progress with its exciting new destination and family leisure scheme at the Seaway Car Park in Southend. The Company today announced that the Empire Cinemas multiplex at Seaway Leisure will include an IMAX® screen. The regeneration proposal includes a state-of-the-art 11-screen Empire Cinemas complex with, 1,370 seats complete...
05th January 2018
Turnstone sells office investment
Turnstone Estates has sold the freehold investment of Langford Arch, London Road, Sawston, Cambridge, to a subsidiary company of the Howard Group for £2.5million, reflecting a net initial yield of 7.46%. The 19,000 sq ft property is a former mill building converted into offices and is virtually fully let generating a total income...
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