22nd Jan, 2017

Plans for £10million redevelopment of Kenilworth's Talisman shopping centre

Leamington Editorial 26th Jun, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE TALISMAN shopping centre in Kenilworth could welcome a host of new shops and more than 100 student flats if a £10million redevelopment goes ahead.

An application has been submitted to Warwick District Council by Discovery Properties, who hope to begin construction of five shops on the ground floor level and 107 student flats above.

If the application is given the green light development would go ahead next spring and would be completed around September 2018.

Chief executive of Discovery Properties, Hugo Hawkings, said: “We are pleased to have submitted the planning application to continue our investment in the development of Talisman.

“We believe developing the north side of the centre will bring a multitude of benefits to Kenilworth, including bringing new retailers, new jobs and increased wealth to the area.

“The project involves an investment of around £10 million, so it’s vital we get the plans right, which is why we’ve taken our time to revise some of the elements of the plan based on the feedback we received during the consultation we held in the winter.”