Plans for £100 million North Westgate development to go on show to Peterborough public

How a revamped North Westgate might appear at night.  EMN-150319-093247001
How a revamped North Westgate might appear at night. EMN-150319-093247001
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Residents in Peterborough are being urged to have their say on mult-million pound plans for the redevelopment of the city’s North Westgate.

Developers Hawksworth Securities have announced that public exhibitions on the planned £100 million project will be held on April 29 and April 30.

The displays will take place from 2pm to 8pm each day at Centre 68, 68B Westgate, behind Westgate Church.

The North Westgate development extends from Bourges Boulevard across to Lincoln Road, and from Bright Street on the north side to Westgate at the south.

The move comes ahead of a planning application for the development being submitted to Peterborough City Council early this summer.

The venture involves the construction of a new eight-screen cinema complex, a new public square around Westgate Church plus homes, a Food Hall, offices, shops and restaurants.

The aim is to create a regional leisure centre to regenerate the area and attract more people to the city centre.

It will also involve the creation of 120 new one, two and three-bedroom city apartments, some with rooftop gardens, plus a 100-room hotel.

The development will be pedestrian friendly, creating an appealing outdoor space with external dining areas for cafes and restaurants with Westgate Church as a focal point.

With luxury office space a key part of the project, it is anticipated that 1,500 new jobs will be created.

Peter Breach, chairman of Hawksworth Securities, the investment company behind the development, said: “The consultation phase for this project is a vital one and we are keen to get the views of as many local people as we can.

“We’d particularly like Peterborough people to express their views about the Food Hall, so that it delivers what people want, whether it’s fresh local meats, cheeses and other produce, or ready-to-eat ethnic dishes that represent the city’s diverse communities.

“The North Westgate development will deliver major benefits to the city, at both an economic and a cultural level, and we want to ensure we are working in harmony with the local community.

“I encourage anyone who is interested in the scheme to come and see us at the exhibitions.”

Anyone unable to attend the exhibition can share their views on the development via the survey at www.north-westgate.com/public-consultation