Tuesday, 27 October 2015

RVP looks to be Very Important Place for RTW

Tunbridge Wells looks like it is staking a claim to reassert its position as a shopping centre of choice, comparable with its national reputation.

Members of the public have had the opportunity to see proposals before a planning application is submitted by Royal Victoria Place (RVP) for a redesign, which would include a multi-screen cinema in the heart of the town centre for the first time since the millennium.

The proposals for RVP would see a state-of-the-art digital cinema on the top floor of the existing centre, along with new restaurants and cafes. The plans, which can currently be viewed in the shopping centre, also include space for large shops and a new entrance.

The last time a multi-screen cinema was in the town was 15 years ago when the ABC closed. The site has remained empty ever since, and was only demolished earlier this year. 

The news of the redevelopment of RVP coincides with strong rumours that Heads of Terms are close to being signed with owners Carlyle Group for the cinema site’s redevelopment. 

Odeon operates a multiplex on the busy North Farm industrial park.

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