A host of retailers took part in Grantham’s Treasure Trail competition, all part of the retail contribution for the Gravity Fields Festival last month. A total of 60 entries were received and three winners were chosen at random – with the top prize of £200 going to Cameron Johnson. Maia Joint scooped second prize of [...]
Gravity Fields Festival 2014 has been hailed an outstanding success by organisers South Kesteven District Council. Early reports indicate that up to 60,000 people visited the outdoor events, shows and exhibitions over the five days – 15,000 for Saturday’s transformation of the town alone. Ticket sales over 120+ events were well up compared to [...]
Station Approach is a highly desirable 5.3 hectare redevelopment opportunity immediately adjacent to Grantham railway station and the East Coast Main Line and occupying a highly visible “gateway” position on the southern edge of the town centre.
|Office||11,415 sq m|
|Business Innovation Centre||2,240 sq m|
|Hotel||3,812 sq m|
|Retail||1,565 sq m|
The site is located within half a kilometer of the historic market place which has recently received over £1.5 million investment to enhance the local environment. A new pedestrian boulevard will link the station providing a pleasant walk to the town centre. A new public transport inter-change will feature in the plans providing an enhanced experience for passengers arriving by train.
A number of alternative land uses have been identified in a Development Brief adopted by South Kesteven District Council as Supplementary Planning Guidance which was formally adopted in July 2010.
A conditional Planning Consent permission was granted in March 2012 for a mixed use development to include high quality office and business incubation space, residential and retail uses and public realm.
The land is currently in mixed public and private ownership.
The site is comprised of two planned phases: the first phase of c.2.2 hectares comprises the land immediately adjacent Wharf Road. The second phase of development is subject to on-going negotiations with land owners and it is anticipated that, in the current market conditions, this land is unlikely to come forward in the short term.
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- Download Proposed Land Use Plan – Station Approach
- Download Proposed Access Strategy – Station Approach