With an investment of over £500m, the proposals from Porters Place Southend-on-Sea Limited for the Better Queensway regeneration will improve Southend-on-Sea for all.
Set to be a catalyst for further improvements to Southend-on-Sea town centre, if approved, the Better Queensway redevelopment will deliver five key improvements:
- Over £500 million investment into the Queensway area – funding which will benefit the whole of Southend-on-Sea, at a time when the town most needs investment to help it bounce back from the pandemic
- An attractive gateway for people arriving at Southend Victoria railway station, with a tree-lined avenue past a new urban park and public squares designed by the same landscape architects who created the acclaimed Olympic Park in Stratford
- Supporting the council’s vision for new homes with up to 1,760 modern, high quality homes, designed by award-winning architects, all of which have private outdoor space as well as shared roof gardens and leafy courtyards
- Improving connections to the town centre for local residents and creating new employment space for start-ups and other businesses that complement the existing high street retailers with new job and apprenticeship opportunities
- A boost to the local cycling and pedestrian network, electric car charging points and greener energy generation – all helping Southend take care of its environment
Geoff Pearce, Chair of the Porters Place Southend-on-Sea LLP Board and Deputy Chief Executive of Swan Housing, Association said: “The Better Queensway regeneration project will transform the existing estate and improve the lives of existing and new residents. Many towns are calling for investment to help improve the local area, especially following on from the Covid-19 situation and resulting in economic downturn, our plans for the Better Queensway regeneration will help Southend-on-Sea not only recover but thrive.