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Old Town area of Leamington planning a new look

todayJune 26, 2021

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Ambitious plans to regenerate the Old Town area of Leamington Spa as a new Creative Quarter have taken a giant leap forward, with approval given by Warwick District Council’s Planning Committee for the conversion of three landmark buildings in and around Spencer Yard.

The decision means that work can start later this year to transform the United Reformed Church, the former Nursery and Dole Office into exciting and vibrant new workspaces for the digital and creative sectors. 

Leader of Warwick District Council, Councillor Andrew Day, commented: 

“The Old Town area needs major regeneration, and the focus on creative industries will help unlock its cultural and commercial potential. This is just the tonic we need as we emerge from the pandemic and something that we can all look forward to.”

Development at Spencer Yard is the first element of a wide range of regeneration projects that will transform the area to the south of Leamington Spa town centre into a thriving hub for creative industries, including gaming, digital and the creative arts.  

Mayor of Royal Leamington Spa, Councillor Susan Rasmussen, added: “I’m confident that the rejuvenation of Spencer Yard and the further Creative Quarter plans will offer an exciting proposition for even more vibrant and interesting businesses wanting to set up here.”

 

Written by: David Watkins

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