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Contractor named for Bridgwater town centre development

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Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Sedgemoor District Council for a £16M contract to build Northgate Yard, a mixed-use regeneration project in Bridgwater town centre, Somerset.

The 3,700m2 scheme provides a seven-screen cinema, eight-lane bowling alley and sports bar and has already secured anchor tenants Scott Cinemas and Allstars Bowling.

Northgate Yard will have outdoor meeting places and landscaping, while the adjacent green space, Brewery Field, will be improved and updated to feature an outdoor children’s play area and parkland with a pond and landscaped planting.

Rob Woolcock, Willmott Dixon Area Director, said: ‘‘This is going to be a fantastic leisure and entertainment facility for the people of Bridgwater. We know the town has been eagerly waiting for this to happen and our team are looking forward to delivering it. We have worked closely with Sedgemoor District Council to ensure the project benefits the local community as much as possible, through working with a local supply chain and providing apprenticeships and training.’’

Cllr Duncan McGinty, Leader of Sedgemoor District Council, said: “Northgate Yard is set to be a landmark destination for locals and tourists. One of the stand-out things about this project is the huge amount of community support. This is a much wanted and needed development and we’re delighted there is such an eagerness for this project to come to fruition, delivering a first-class leisure and entertainment hub for the area.”

Willmott Dixon was appointed through the Southern Construction Framework to deliver Northgate Yard, which will be completed in October 2022.

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