Crewe’s £48m Royal Arcade to be delivered by 2023
Work on Chesire East’s retail and leisure project in Crewe, the £48m Royal Arcade develpment, is set to begin in summer 2021, with completion expected in 2023.
The Council bought the site in April 2015 for £6m, with an initial plan for completion of of redevelopment by Christmas 2020 but has been pushed back due to slowed deal completions.
The development is set to bring an eight-screen Empire Cinema, five leisure units, five retail units, a bowling alley, and 13,000 sq ft gym to the town centre. Hoardings around the site have been erected so the building survey can take place.
Demolition of the existing centre including clock tower – clock parts will be handed to Crewe Heritage Centre – will begin in early summer.
A Cheshire East spokesperson said: “Hoardings surrounding the Royal Arcade development site have been put up to prepare for building survey works. The hoardings will provide further information about the proposed development.
“Demolition of the former commercial units, located off Queensway and Victoria Street, will begin later this year following satisfactory survey assessments. The site will be developed as part of a mixed-use, leisure-led development, including a state-of-the-art multi-screen cinema, bus station, multi-storey car park and retail units.”
Corstorphine + Wright is the architect, and Colliers, Knight Frank and New Street Commercial are the agents.