News in Brief: September 2021
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust has unveiled plans to build a new Eye Hospital in the centre of Sunderland as part of the City’s ambitious riverside masterplan at the former Vaux Brewery site.
Plans for Preston‘s ‘Animate’ leisure complex have taken a significant step forward after city councillors approved a funding package. The development will be located on the site of a former indoor market and will feature an eight-screen cinema and bowling alley, along with five new restaurants and bars, a street-food hub, a car park and a new public square.
Premier League Leicester City Football Club plans to expand its King Power Stadium with 8,000 new seats in order to increase capacity to 40,000. The club’s plans also include the construction of a 220-room hotel and a multi-purpose event and entertainment venue to be situated adjacent to the stadium.
Muse Developments, working in partnership with Stockport Council, has submitted reserved matters planning to accelerate the delivery of the fourth phase at Stockport Exchange. It will include 5,900m2 of Grade A offices, along with a 400-space multi-storey car park for office occupiers, featuring electric vehicle charging points, solar photovoltaics and a green ‘living’ wall.
Hitachi Zosen Inova has been appointed to contract Skelton Grange, an energy-from-waste (EfW) plant in West Yorkshire that will annually recycle 410,000 tonnes of residual waste. The process will generate up to 49MW of electricity, which will be fed into the National Grid as partially renewable energy – enough to meet the electricity needs of more than 100,000 homes.