Housebuilder Weston Homes, in conjunction with landowner Columbia Threadneedle, has received a Resolution to Grant planning permission from Norwich City Council for their proposals to regenerate Anglia Square in central Norwich into a £300 million mixed use urban quarter.
Once a ‘Section 106’ legal agreement between the applicants and the Council is completed, planning permission can be issued. The new development will cover more than 1.2 million square feet, providing new homes, retail premises, leisure amenities, public artwork and new public realm.
One of the biggest urban renewal projects outside of Greater London, the redeveloped Anglia Square will deliver a series of striking buildings designed around two “Covent Garden style” landscaped plazas, linked by new high quality landscaped public spaces including pedestrian streets, offering cycle linkages across the site, complete with new trees and planted areas. There would also be extensive communal green squares and central courtyards for residents of the scheme.
The regenerated Anglia Square will create over 1,200 much needed new homes, including stylish one and two bedroom apartments and penthouses for private sale, alongside circa 120 on-site affordable homes for local households on lower incomes.
The proposals for Anglia Square will give Norwich a new northern city centre destination for shopping, leisure and entertainment, with high quality retail floorspace allowing for 40 glass fronted retail units, including an anchor food store.
Alongside this there will be a new 200 bed hotel with a range of facilities including a roof level bar and restaurant, offering panoramic views over the city centre, and a new leisure quarter, centred on a new ground floor multi-screen cinema. Surrey Chapel will be provided with a brand new £2.5 million home within the development.
Creating an exciting new future for Norwich, Anglia Square will have striking architecture in the form of high quality buildings with expanses of glazing, varied balcony design, rooftop terraces and feature detailing to the facades.