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Exclusive: Kennet Centre redevelopment plans revealed

Announcement ends months of speculation about future of shopping centre

Dan Cooper

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Kennet Shopping Centre finds a buyer

PLANS for a major redevelopment of Newbury’s Kennet Shopping centre have been unveiled for the first time.

The Newbury Weekly News can exclusively reveal the first phase of the work, which will see a ‘restaurant quarter’ created to offer more of an option for dining out.

Five or six new restaurants will be located along the Cheap Street side of the centre, which will mean a number of other businesses, including Prohibition and Chenz, vacating their units.

Centre manager Mag Williams said those units are currently too small to accommodate new restaurants, so will have to be ‘reconfigured’ to make them ‘a decent size’.

A planning application is set to be made in April and the restaurant units are being marketed.

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  • JonnyRoberts87

    20/04/2017 - 15:03

    "will mean a number of other businesses, including Prohibition and Chenz, vacating their units. Centre manager Mag Williams said those units are currently too small to accommodate new restaurants, so will have to be ‘reconfigured’ to make them ‘a decent size’." Um...remove two food joints to replace it with more food places? Sounds like a way of forcing out local businesses to favour chains. Plus, unless they are going to lobby for the further pedestrianisation of that area its not the best place for restaurants anyway. Also agree with the person commenting on what on earth is the plan for inside the actual centre where vacant slots seem to be around 50-60% of floor space, maybe more

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