Benefits of the scheme

The proposals will deliver a number of benefits to the local community and economy. These include:

Enhancing the retail offer to complement the existing anchor tenants. The attraction of new retail brands into the town centre will help encourage existing retailers to remain in the Centre, increase occupancy rates and provide a more diverse retail experience for consumers;

Invigorating the evening economy by introducing a higher quality family orientated food and beverage offer, benefiting both consumers and local businesses;

Providing destination leisure uses;

Economic benefits associated with the significant investment in the area and the creation of hundreds of new jobs for local people; and

The public realm enhancements will increase the attractiveness of the Centre and create a beautiful new high quality environment where visitors can relax and socialise.

Sustainability and environmental benefits – Proposals will include the reduction of embodied carbon by ensuring maximum possible retention of existing structures, use of recycled materials, methods of construction to minimize waste. Passive design measures such as improved fabric efficiency will be implemented to deliver better thermal performance aided with natural ventilation to improve operational energy performance. Other benefits include: the future proofing the development by ensuring a minimum EPC target of ‘B’; the installation of renewable energy sources to ensure that the operational energy is maximised towards Net zero; a minimum rating of BREEAM of “Excellent”; and significant biodiversity net gains across the Estate with green landscaping.

With your support our investment proposals will successfully reposition Windsor Yards, creating a much improved retail and leisure environment and setting the centre on a prosperous future to best serve the Town and wider region.