Bracknell town centre regeneration
13 June 2016
Bracknell town centre is being transformed into an exciting, vibrant destination for the people of Bracknell Forest and the wider Thames Valley area by Bracknell Regeneration Partnership (BRP) with Bracknell Forest Council.
The regenerated town centre, called The Lexicon Bracknell, will create a new social and cultural heart for the area, by bringing a high-quality mix of shops, restaurants and entertainment within vibrant public spaces to the town centre.
Mace, a British construction company, has been appointed as the main contractor for the £240m redevelopment and started construction work in late March 2015.
Foundation work, often called piling, started in late April and steel work started in June 2015. Shops, restaurants and a 12-screen cinema will open in September 2017.
Retailers already committed to the scheme include:
- River Island
Restaurants already committed to the scheme include:
- Gourmet Burger Kitchen
- Coast to Coast
- Pizza Express
- Las Iguanas
A new 12-screen Cineworld multiplex will also be built.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) are also supporting the regeneration.
The regeneration of the Charles Square area of Bracknell town centre started in June 2015. The current square area will be transformed into a new 250m long shopping street with new or comprehensively refurbished shops - including a two-storey Primark - cafes and restaurants. The street will connect the refurbished front of Princess Square with the front of the new Fenwick department store.
Part of this work will also include improvements to the Stanley Walk area, including the replacement of the existing low level canopies with a high level translucent roof, new facades and completely new street scene.
Although the former shops and amenities in Charles Square are hoarded off, town centre visitors can still use a safe walking route through the square, which connects High Street and Stanley Walk/ Princess Square
For a full map of the regeneration and access to the town, see the Bracknell regeneration town map.
For further information on town centre regeneration including: recent announcements, construction news, town centre events and promotions visit the Bracknell regeneration site.