WYG gains role on Sainsbury’s led redevelopment

Proposals from Sainsbury’s for a multi-million pound mixed-use redevelopment of Redhill town centre have been approved.

The proposals comprise an 80,000ft2 Sainsbury’s foodstore, a 98-room hotel, gym and improved facilities at Redhill Library and the local Harlequin Theatre.

The Sainsbury’s project will create around 350 new jobs, while the hotel and gym will offer further employment possibilities. WYG is the planning consultant on the scheme. 

Gary Morris, regional director of planning and design at WYG said: “The proposal will deliver a high quality mixed use scheme on a key gateway site in Redhill town centre, it’s a great example of sustainable economic development and should give a big boost to regeneration in Redhill.

“The approval follows extensive discussions and negotiations between the joint applicants, Sainsbury’s and Aviva, the local authority and councillors to deliver a scheme that would play a central role in delivering the Council’s vision for regenerating Redhill town centre.”

Andrew Pepler, regional town planning manager for Sainsbury’s said: “We are delighted to be working with Aviva Investors to deliver this regeneration project in Redhill town centre.  The new store is a significant investment for Sainsbury’s and I am pleased that our customers will soon have much greater shopping choice, in a modern and attractive environment.”