WYG wins approval for Sainsbury’s led mixed-use scheme.
Plans for the Sainsbury’s and Aviva led regeneration of Redhill town centre have been approved by Reigate-Banstead Borough Council.
The multi-million pound mixed-use redevelopment includes plans for an 80,000 sq ft town centre Sainsbury’s foodstore, a 98 room hotel, gym and improved facilities at the Harlequin Theatre and Redhill Library.
Sainsbury’s expects to create 350 new full and part-time jobs under the plans which were submitted by WYG.
WYG regional director of planning and design Gary Morris said: “The proposal will deliver a high quality mixed use scheme on a key gateway site in Redhill town centre, it’s a great example of sustainable economic development and should give a big boost to regeneration in Redhill.
“The approval follows extensive discussions and negotiations between the joint applicants, Sainsbury’s and Aviva, the local authority and councillors to deliver a scheme that would play a central role in delivering the Council’s vision for regenerating Redhill town centre.”
Sainsbury’s regional town planning manager said: “We are delighted to be working with Aviva Investors to deliver this regeneration project in Redhill town centre. The new store is a significant investment for Sainsbury’s and I am pleased that our customers will soon have much greater shopping choice, in a modern and attractive environment.”