Homes, leisure, library and shops for square
A MEDICAL resource centre, library and multi-storey residential development are among the schemes developers want to build as part of a massive regeneration project in Weston. Last week the Weston & Somerset Mercury exclusively revealed that the Kilmartin
A MEDICAL resource centre, library and multi-storey residential development are among the schemes developers want to build as part of a massive regeneration project in Weston.Last week the Weston & Somerset Mercury exclusively revealed that the Kilmartin Property Group has purchased CNC Investment's leasehold properties in Dolphin Square. This week the company has revealed its ambitions for the site.A spokesman said: "Dolphin Square is widely perceived as being in need of significant change."It is likely to be redeveloped, with the adjacent Carlton Street Car Park, as a mixed use scheme. "It is expected to include new office accommodation and a replacement library, a mixture of retail and leisure space, a possible medical resource centre and a multi-storey residential development. "The scheme will be designed and developed in association with North Somerset Council."All but two freehold properties are now under the control of the regeneration specialist, which is half owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland.The Weston & Somerset Mercury understands the first phase of a massive redevelopment is due to start in the middle of next year.The spokesman added: "This is an excellent opportunity to work alongside North Somerset Council to develop a high class scheme providing the town with a mix of civic, retail, leisure and residential accommodation which will complement its surroundings. "Weston has excellent communication links and this scheme, alongside the rest of the council's regeneration strategy, will make it an increasingly attractive location for business." Councillor Elfan Ap Rees, the local authority's deputy leader and executive member responsible for strategic planning and economic development, says the proposals took forward ideas explored by the executive at its meeting in March.He said: "This demonstrates the investment now being shown by developers in our regeneration plans for the town. We look forward to working together over the coming months to put together a joint development agreement for the site and carrying out a consultation process with residents and local businesses.