UK property developer Weston Homes and landowner Columbia Threadneedle have secured resolution-to-grant planning approval from Norwich City Council for redeveloping Anglia Square into a £300m mixed-use urban scheme.
Planning permission will be issued for the proposal following completion of the ‘Section 106’ legal agreement between the applicants and the city council.
With over 1.2 million square feet, the regeneration scheme will offer homes, retail spaces, leisure amenities, and public spaces.
Weston Homes chairman and CEO Bob Weston said: “Anglia Square is a major £300m urban renewal project which will position Norwich for the future and provide a new mixed use destination for the city.”
He added further: “The regenerated site will further enhance the local community and compliment the existing city centre.”
Claimed to be one of the biggest urban renewal projects outside Greater London, it will feature a series of buildings designed around two ‘Covent Garden style’ landscaped plazas that are connected by public spaces and planted areas.
It will have 1,200 houses, including one and two bedroom apartments and penthouses, alongside 120 affordable homes. Its communal green squares and central courtyards are intended for residents.
To serve as a destination for shopping, leisure and entertainment, the Anglia Square will have retail floorspace for 40 units, including an anchor food store.
Besides, it will feature a 200-bed hotel and a leisure quarter housing a multi-screen cinema.
Anglia Square will have buildings with different balcony design and rooftop terraces. Its multi-storey car parking facility can accommodate 600 vehicles. Furthermore, the project will enable 75% of homes to avail residential parking facility.