BRIDGWATER NEWS: Design team appointed to transform town centre site

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Design team appointed to transform town centre site

THE redevelopment of the Northgate site in the centre of Bridgwater has taken another step forward with the appointment of a design team.

The team consists of Corstorphine and Wright Ltd as architects and supported by Aecom Consulting and Enborne Consulting.  Montagu Evans, as managing agents, is already advising the council.

The scheme will include a multi-screen cinema, restaurants, a gym and car parking. Open space on the Brewery Field will also be improved to include a park suitable for use all year round that will complement the facilities. The scheme will also include outside dining areas, places to meet and socialise and create a strong link from the docks area through Brewery Field and to the town centre.

At the beginning of 2018 Sedgemoor District Council determined to self-fund and develop the project and have subsequently been developing the concept.

This will be the third phase of the Northgate development following the successful implementation of the new Northgate Primary School by Somerset County Council and the new Blake Car Park by Sedgemoor.

Montagu Evans, as Managing agents for the scheme, have reported significant interest from potential occupiers for the cinema and restaurants providing assurance that the scheme can move forward with a high degree of confidence.

The project team will be submitting a planning application in the first quarter of 2019 and will then be looking to appoint a contractor during the summer with a fully costed and detailed design.

PHOTO: Artist's impression of how the development could look when completed.