St Stephens Place Leisure Park gets the go ahead
Wiltshire Councillors on the Western Area Planning Committee voted 9 to 2 in favour of granting planning permission for the St Stephens Place Leisure Park. The vote took place at a planning committee meeting on 15th February 2012 at the council offices on Bradley Road which was attended by a large numbers of local supporters of the scheme.
Thanks to the overwhelming support of local residents, work can now begin on delivering the scheme, including an Odeon digital multiplex, 80 bed Premier Inn and range of family-focussed restaurants.
We will keep you up to date on progress and look forward to delivering the facilities that Wiltshire’s county town deserves.
Thank you again for all of your support throughout this process.
Legal & General Property is pleased to announce that it has agreed terms with Nando’s and Prezzo to open restaurants at St Stephens Place Leisure Park in Trowbridge town centre, joining both ODEON and Premier Inn at what is set to be a first-class leisure destination.
Nando’s will occupy 3,020 sq ft at Unit 1 and Prezzo will occupy 4,384 sq ft at Unit 5. The deals mark the popular family restaurant chains first representations in Trowbridge and will give cinema goers, guests of the hotel and people of the town alike a strong and varied dining offer.
Works are progressing well on site at St Stephens Place Leisure Park with up to 100 tradespeople working on site. The ground piling has been completed, ground slabs are being installed and the first stages of the structural steel frame have started to appear on site. In the coming months there shall be extensive structural framing to all of the units becoming increasingly visible, as the site moves from ground works construction to superstructure.
Scheduled to open in October 2013, the long-awaited leisure development includes a seven-screen ODEON multiplex cinema, an 80 bed Premier Inn hotel, a range of family restaurants, cafes and bars, along with 111 new car parking spaces and a new landscaped river walkway and open space. Regenerating the southern part of the town centre, the scheme is designed to help make Trowbridge an exciting leisure destination for Wiltshire residents, confirming its position as the County Town of Wiltshire.
Tim Russell, Senior Asset Manager at Legal & General Property, commented:
“Appealing to a wide audience, Nando’s and Prezzo set the tone for the kind of high quality, family-focussed restaurant operators that we wish to bring to the town and this news is yet another very positive step forward for both St Stephens Place Leisure Park and Trowbridge.
“Based in the town centre, the restaurants will benefit from daytime and evening trade, and we feel that they offer welcome new dining options for local people. Advanced discussions are ongoing with a number of other restaurant operators and we look forward to make further announcements shortly.”
Jonathon Kaye, Chief Executive of Prezzo, added: “This site represents a strong addition to our portfolio and we look forward to opening our doors to the people of Trowbridge in Autumn 2013, providing a high quality food offer to complement the vibrant cinema anchored leisure scheme.”
Peter Gibson of Nando’s said:
“We are very pleased to have finally secured our first restaurant in Trowbridge, which is a town that we have looked at for a number of years. The Nando’s offer is something completely new and fresh to Trowbridge and we are excited to be a part of this development.”