Southend BID Backs Seaway Leisure

Turnstone are delighted that Southend BID has announced their full support for the planning application to transform the Seaway site into a new year-round family leisure facility.

Southend BID represents 346 businesses in Southend town centre and works to improve the local trading environment and economy of the town centre.

Its decision to throw its support behind Seaway Leisure follows a survey of its members that found - of the 53% of BID associated businesses who responded, over 60% support the proposals.

The Chairman of Southend BID has called the response of BID associated businesses “a clear mandate to back Turnstone’s proposal” and summarised the scheme as a “a major investment in Southend and one that could create hundreds of jobs.”

Plans for Seaway Leisure presents an opportunity to revitalise the town centre and build a better Southend. The project will bring an additional £15 million to the local economy every year and create up to 550 jobs adding value for the whole community. The proposals will also deliver a 555-space multi-storey and surface car park.

With high profile anchor tenants such as Empire Cinemas and Hollywood Bowl already signed up, the scheme includes a state-of-the-art 11-screen cinema with IMAX, an 80 room Travelodge Hotel, a 20 lane Hollywood Bowl, other leisure and restaurant offerings, and a new public square.

Tim Deacon, Director at Turnstone, said: “We are delighted that the voice of hundreds of Southend town centre businesses is supporting our proposals for Seaway Leisure.

“Our £50 million investment to provide a new year-round family leisure facility for all the local community to enjoy will turbo charge Southend town centre, creating up to 550 new jobs and contributing to £15 million of extra expenditure every year.

“With Southend town centre businesses behind us, we’re looking forward to Southend-on-Sea Council’s decision on our planning application.”

TURNSTONE SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR SEAWAY LEISURE, SOUTHEND ON SEA

Turnstone Estates is delighted to announce that it has submitted a detailed planning application for its exciting new Seaway destination and family leisure scheme in Southend-on-Sea which will provide around 500 new jobs and a boost to the town centre economy of an additional £15 million per year.

The proposals include a state-of-the-art 11-screen Empire Cinemas complex with Southend’s first IMAX screen, a Travelodge Hotel, Hollywood Bowl, other leisure and restaurant offerings, a new public square and public car parking.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has had a long-standing vision to redevelop the site to contribute to leisure, culture and tourism in central Southend as set out in the Southend Central Area Action Plan 2018. Turnstone Estates hope to receive a decision from the Council on their £50 million proposal in Spring 2019, in line with the Council’s roadmap to 2050.

Tim Deacon, Director at Turnstone Estates, said:  "We are absolutely delighted to have submitted our application for the Seaway Leisure scheme to the Council. There have been a few delays in reaching this point, but this is a fantastic regeneration scheme which already includes great tenants such as Empire with IMAX®, Hollywood Bowl and Travelodge.

Seaway Leisure will create a destination family leisure scheme right here in Southend town centre and help protect and enhance the reputation of the seafront as a go-to destination for residents and visitors alike. I look forward to helping support and develop the Southend 2050 Vision through this £50 million investment.

We have carefully considered all comments made during the consultation period and have commissioned extensive parking surveys, which has resulted in a ten per cent increase in public parking spaces compared to previous proposals, to total 555 spaces across the surface and multi-storey car parks."

Justin Ribbons, CEO of Empire Cinemas, said:  "We are thrilled to be announcing our continued investment in IMAX® technology as part of our new Southend cinema. The inclusion of IMAX® further reinforces our commitment to providing the most cutting edge, immersive viewing experience for cinema-goers."

Giovanni Dolci, Managing Director, Europe & Africa, IMAX Corporation, said: "We congratulate Turnstone Estates on its newest project and are delighted to once again partner with Empire Cinemas to deliver The IMAX Experience, which will transport guests into a film like no other cinema format can."

More information about the project can be found by visiting www.seawayleisure.co.uk. Residents with comments or questions can get in touch with the project team by calling 0800 148 8911 or emailing info@seawayleisure.co.uk or following us on Twitter at @seawayleisure.

TURNSTONE PREPARING APPLICATION FOR SEAWAY LEISURE, SOUTHEND ON SEA

Turnstone Estates is making excellent progress with its exciting new Seaway destination and family leisure scheme in Southend-on-Sea and is preparing to submit a detailed planning application before Christmas.

Tim Deacon, Director at Turnstone Estates said:

“We remain committed to the Seaway scheme and have been spending time securing anchor tenants such as Empire with IMAX®, Travelodge and Hollywood Bowl. 

 “We have also been considering recent trends and changes in the restaurant sector nationally and are intending to add further leisure space to the scheme – including for example indoor golf, climbing, and a virtual reality zone.  Southend-on-Sea is still a key target for growing restaurant companies and Turnstone are progressing with a number of lettings, but the additional leisure space will make the scheme less reliant on food and beverage.

 “We now look forward to submitting the application and creating a scheme for the benefit of the local community.”

 The new Seaway Leisure development is expected to directly create around 450 new jobs and provide a boost to Southend’s town centre economy.

The recent closure of Frankie & Benny’s in Southend has no connection with the company’s commitment to Seaway Leisure.

 More information about the project can be found by visiting www.seawayleisure.co.uk. Residents with comments or questions can get in touch with the project team by calling 0800 148 8911, emailing info@seawayleisure.co.uk or you can tweet the team @seawayleisure.

Hollywood Bowl joins the line-up for Seaway

Turnstone Estates has taken another major step forward at Seaway Leisure, Southend on Sea, by signing Hollywood Bowl, the UK’s largest tenpin bowling operator. Hollywood Bowl will anchor the scheme together with Empire Cinemas. The announcement comes just two months after Empire Cinemas announced the Seaway Leisure will include a state-of-the-art 11-screen complex with 1,370 seats complete with Southend’s first IMAX screen.


Hollywood Bowl will occupy a large leisure unit on the lower ground floor, comprising c.21,500 sq ft. The centre will feature state of the art bowling lanes, a Hollywood Diner, a stylish bar and a cutting edge amusements area.


The regeneration proposal also includes ten new restaurants and cafes, a Travelodge Hotel with 80 rooms, a further indoor leisure unit, a new public square and a multi-storey car park.
Laurence Keen, Chief Financial Officer of Hollywood Bowl Group, said: “We are pleased to have secured another prime, high footfall destination to enable us to continue to execute on our new centre opening strategy. We’re delighted to be bringing the Hollywood Bowl brand to Southend on Sea and to be a part of the exciting development of the Seaway Leisure scheme.”


Tim Deacon, Director of Turnstone Estates, said, “This scheme is really gathering momentum. Securing Hollywood Bowl is a real coup and will reinforce Seaway Leisure as the all year round destination for everyone in Southend and beyond. I really look forward to finally delivering this much needed scheme and expect to announce further restaurant signings shortly”.


The new Seaway Leisure development is expected to directly create around 450 new jobs, and provide a boost to Southend’s town centre economy. The site is allocated for development in Southend’s Central Area Action plan, which sets out the council’s plans for a strong town centre and seafront.

TURNSTONE AND EMPIRE CINEMAS ANNOUNCES IMAX® SCREEN AS PART OF STATE OF THE ART CINEMA AT SEAWAY LEISURE, SOUTHEND ON SEA

Turnstone Estates is making excellent progress with its exciting new destination and family leisure scheme at the Seaway Car Park in Southend. The Company today announced that the Empire Cinemas multiplex at Seaway Leisure will include an IMAX® screen.


The regeneration proposal includes a state-of-the-art 11-screen Empire Cinemas complex with, 1,370 seats complete with Southend’s first IMAX screen. The scheme also includes, a Travelodge Hotel with 80 rooms, ten new restaurants and cafes, two indoor leisure units, a new public square and a multi-storey car park.


The new IMAX screen at Seaway Leisure will offer moviegoers a truly immersive cinematic experience, allowing them to enjoy the biggest blockbusters like never before. IMAX’s cutting-edge projection system, which delivers crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.


Empire Cinemas is the UK’s leading independently owned cinema chain, catering to a wide-range of cinema- goers and film enthusiasts. Justin Ribbons, CEO of Empire Cinemas said; “We are thrilled to be announcing our continued investment in IMAX® technology as part of our new Southend cinema. The inclusion of IMAX® further reinforces our commitment to providing the most cutting edge, immersive viewing experience for cinema-goers.”


“We congratulate Turnstone Estates on its newest project and are delighted to once again partner with Empire Cinemas to deliver The IMAX Experience, which will transport guests into a film like no other cinema format can,” said Giovanni Dolci, Managing Director, Europe & Africa, IMAX Corporation. “We believe that the IMAX screen at Empire Cinemas will serve as a flagship entertainment attraction that will usher in a new era of immersive movie-going for film fans in Southend.”


Tim Deacon, Director of Turnstone Estates, said, “Our vision of creating a first class destination leisure scheme for everyone in Southend is coming together very well. We are now very close to submitting a full planning application and announcing further exciting leisure and restaurant brands”.


The new Seaway Leisure development is expected to directly create around 450 new jobs, and provide a boost to Southend’s town centre economy. The site is allocated for development in Southend’s draft Central Area Action plan, which sets out the council’s plans for a strong town centre and seafront.


More information about the project can be found by visiting www.seawayleisure.co.uk. Residents with comments or questions can get in touch with the project team by calling 0800 148 8911, emailing info@seawayleisure.co.uk or you can tweet the team @seawayleisure.

Empire Cinemas to anchor £50 million redevelopment together with Travelodge Hotels

We can now confirm that Empire Cinemas will anchor the £50 million redevelopment together with Travelodge Hotels.

The regeneration proposal includes a state-of-the-art 11 screen Empire cinema, including 1,370 seats and their large format IMPACT screen, 80 bed Travelodge Hotel, together with ten new restaurants and cafes, two indoor leisure units, a new public square and a multi-storey car park.

Empire is the UK’s leading independently owned cinema chain and cater for a wide-range of cinema goers and film enthusiasts. Justin Ribbons, CEO of Empire Cinemas, said; “We are thrilled to be partnering Turnstone to bring this multiplex cinema to the heart of Southend-on-Sea and we look forward to entertaining local film fans for many years to come”.

Tim Deacon, Director of Turnstone Estates, said, “Our vision is to create a destination family leisure scheme right here in Southend town centre.  The brand new entertainment facilities will help protect and enhance the reputation of the seafront as a go-to destination for residents and visitors alike. We are very excited to announce Empire and Travelodge and are also in discussion with a number of exciting new tenants for the restaurant and leisure units. We will be making further announcements shortly”.

The new Seaway Leisure development is expected to directly create around 450 new jobs, and provide a boost to Southend’s town centre economy. The site is allocated for development in Southend’s draft Central Area Action plan, which sets out the council’s plans for a strong town centre and seafront.

The proposals for the Seaway Leisure development will be submitted to Southend on Sea Borough Council this summer and construction could start in 2018.

Seaway cinema plans go on show

Southend-on-Sea residents are being invited to view the long awaited cinema and leisure village proposals for the Seaway car park in Lucy Road. Turnstone Estates is consulting on plans to transform the car park into a brand new state-of-the-art ten screen cinema, with restaurants and cafés, active indoor leisure uses, such as rock climbing wall and a gym, a new public plaza, a hotel and a new multi-storey car park.

The plans come as part of a wider scheme to stimulate growth and regeneration of the central seafront area. As set out in the Southend Central Area Action Plan, the Council has ambitions for regeneration in key areas to make Southend-on-Sea a thriving regional centre by providing new opportunities for recreation and leisure.

Located in the heart of the town centre, and close to Southend-on-Sea’s treasured seafront, the redevelopment of Seaway will draw families from across the region, generating extra footfall and boosting the local economy. The scheme itself is expected to provide around 450 new jobs.

The plans will be displayed in the Royals Shopping Centre on Wednesday 16th December. Local residents are encouraged to drop in at any time between 12pm and 7pm to find out more. Everyone is welcome come along and take a look at the proposals. Members of the project team will be available to answer any questions. This is a great chance to have your say on the proposals and to provide valuable feedback.

Tim Deacon, director at Turnstone Estates said, “We are delighted to be sharing these exciting proposals with local people. This project is a vital part of the Council’s town centre regeneration plans and Seaway Leisure is a unique opportunity to enhance and reinforce the town centre by offering complementary restaurant and leisure uses, generating extra footfall and providing a huge boost to the local economy.”

More information about the project can be found by visiting www.seawayleisure.co.uk. Residents with comments or questions can get in touch with the project team by calling 0800 148 8911, emailing info@seawayleisure.co.uk or you can tweet the team @seawayleisure.