17th Oct, 2017

Plans for regeneration of Malvern Technology Centre to be exhibited

Craig Gibbons 12th Oct, 2017

EMERGING planning proposals for the regeneration of a former office and industrial site in Malvern will be displayed at a public exhibition in the town.

The surplus area of the site at Malvern Technology Centre is allocated for mixed-use residential and employment development in the South Worcestershire Development Plan.

Housing firm Square Bay has produced a comprehensive masterplan for the regeneration of the site, including contemporary employment space developed in collaboration with QinetiQ, new family homes delivered by Persimmon Homes, and extra-care retirement housing.

The public exhibition will take place at Priory Lodge Hall, on Avenue Road, next Thursday and will be open between 3pm and 7pm.

Members of the development team will be present to discuss the plans with residents and to seek their feedback before a planning application is submitted.

Will Page, director at Square Bay, said “We are very pleased to be working with QinetiQ and Persimmon Homes to regenerate this brownfield site in line with local planning policy.

“We look forward to meeting with local residents to discuss our proposals for the site and receiving their input.”

The site is currently occupied by empty office and industrial buildings which previously formed part of Malvern Technology Centre.

The proposed scheme will involve the demolition of these aging buildings to deliver approximately 230,000sq ft of flexible office and research and development space, a residential development of up to 330 new homes and extra-care retirement living.

Mr Page added: “This is an exciting opportunity to regenerate a key part of Malvern, delivering both high quality jobs and homes and will continue to build the reputation of the area for innovative science and engineering.

“We have already held positive discussions with planning officers at Malvern Hills District Council.

“We will continue to work with the council, and the views of the local community are important to us as we prepare a planning application for the regeneration of this previously developed site.”

Information boards from the public exhibition will be available online at www.malvernpark.com once the event has taken place.

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