Next phase in Dorchester's Brewery Square unveiled

Dorset Echo: Next phase in Dorchester's Brewery Square unveiled Next phase in Dorchester's Brewery Square unveiled

CONTRACTORS have been appointed for the next £27m phase of the Brewery Square development in Dorchester.

The next chapter in the regeneration, which includes 15 shops and 134 apartments and penthouses, complement the existing retail, leisure and residential development at the former Eldridge Pope Brewery.

Galliford Try has been appointed main contractor by the Brewery Square Development Company Ltd to take it forward.

Work starts on the £27m contract in April with the first handovers scheduled for next summer.

The first and second phase of apartments are all sold and more than 70 per cent of the commercial space has been let. Businesses already established include Hobbs, Phase Eight, Jones Bootmaker, Gerry Weber and Joules, Odeon, Carluccio’s, Wagamama, Nando’s, Zizzi, Pizza Express, Vivo Lounge and Costa, as well as a Premier Inn and Dorchester’s new NHS Atrium Health Centre. A number of small independent shops have also opened.

More than 200 construction, design, and management personnel will be employed on the site, including a number of trainee and apprentice positions.

Urban regeneration firm Waterhouse and real estate investors Resolution Property continue to invest in the site creating what is described as a ‘vibrant new quarter’ in Dorchester’s town centre.

James Baker of Resolution Property, said: “We are delighted to confirm the go ahead of the next phase of Brewery Square, working with Galliford Try to deliver the long-term vision for the regeneration of this important town centre site as a retail, cultural and lifestyle destination.”

Director of Waterhouse Andrew Wadsworth said: “Brewery Square has brought a vibrant new focus to the county town; a great place to visit for shopping, restaurants and bars and a very convenient place to live and work in ‘the new heart of Dorchester.

“The successful existing retail, restaurants, hotel and beautifully designed apartments speak for themselves.”

Regional Managing Director of Galliford Try Darren Arrekion said: “We are delighted to be appointed as the main contractor at Brewery Square, and looking forward to working in partnership with The Brewery Square Development Company on this most prestigious and exciting regeneration scheme.”

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7:15pm Tue 4 Mar 14

cosmick says...

So some companys dont need handouts from D.C.C. they work on projects with there own money.
So some companys dont need handouts from D.C.C. they work on projects with there own money. cosmick
  • Score: 13

9:36pm Tue 4 Mar 14

JamesYoung says...

cosmick wrote:
So some companys dont need handouts from D.C.C. they work on projects with there own money.
Yes, it's a shame the Council didn't just ask Andrew to build them a new town centre. Anybody who has met him will realise how passionate he is about the development and the town.
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: So some companys dont need handouts from D.C.C. they work on projects with there own money.[/p][/quote]Yes, it's a shame the Council didn't just ask Andrew to build them a new town centre. Anybody who has met him will realise how passionate he is about the development and the town. JamesYoung
  • Score: 9

10:14am Wed 5 Mar 14

1Kimberlin says...

Driving another Nail into Weymouth's Town Centre Coffin..... Weymouth a Georgia Town with a Stone age Council.in Charge
Driving another Nail into Weymouth's Town Centre Coffin..... Weymouth a Georgia Town with a Stone age Council.in Charge 1Kimberlin
  • Score: 9

4:15pm Wed 5 Mar 14

arlbergbahn says...

talking of the Brewery Square thing, what's happened to the Fountain? That hasn't been working since about Christmas. Don't tell me it's been turned off for Health 'n Safety reasons.
talking of the Brewery Square thing, what's happened to the Fountain? That hasn't been working since about Christmas. Don't tell me it's been turned off for Health 'n Safety reasons. arlbergbahn
  • Score: 2

5:23pm Wed 5 Mar 14

elloello1980 says...

arlbergbahn wrote:
talking of the Brewery Square thing, what's happened to the Fountain? That hasn't been working since about Christmas. Don't tell me it's been turned off for Health 'n Safety reasons.
hose pipe ban?

have not had much rain in recent months ;)
[quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: talking of the Brewery Square thing, what's happened to the Fountain? That hasn't been working since about Christmas. Don't tell me it's been turned off for Health 'n Safety reasons.[/p][/quote]hose pipe ban? have not had much rain in recent months ;) elloello1980
  • Score: 3

5:27pm Wed 5 Mar 14

DoctorGonzo says...

Before BS start on the next phase, perhaps they could take some time away from Facebook and finish off sorting out the very long list of defects the previous main contractor left in the last phase. There are some extremely fed up owners of new flats still struggling with serious rainwater leaks and other unresolved problems nearly a year after moving in.
Before BS start on the next phase, perhaps they could take some time away from Facebook and finish off sorting out the very long list of defects the previous main contractor left in the last phase. There are some extremely fed up owners of new flats still struggling with serious rainwater leaks and other unresolved problems nearly a year after moving in. DoctorGonzo
  • Score: 6

5:31pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Tinker2 says...

Good news for Dorchester.
Q. Will Brewery Square be the shopping town centre now?
The existing pedestrian link to the high street shops is wholly inadequate and needs much better provision, otherwise they will remain two separate entities.
Good news for Dorchester. Q. Will Brewery Square be the shopping town centre now? The existing pedestrian link to the high street shops is wholly inadequate and needs much better provision, otherwise they will remain two separate entities. Tinker2
  • Score: 5

7:22pm Wed 5 Mar 14

JamesYoung says...

Tinker2 wrote:
Good news for Dorchester. Q. Will Brewery Square be the shopping town centre now? The existing pedestrian link to the high street shops is wholly inadequate and needs much better provision, otherwise they will remain two separate entities.
By the time the council have finished, the only people walking from the town will be drunks and hobos making their way to and from the betting shops and pound shops.
[quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: Good news for Dorchester. Q. Will Brewery Square be the shopping town centre now? The existing pedestrian link to the high street shops is wholly inadequate and needs much better provision, otherwise they will remain two separate entities.[/p][/quote]By the time the council have finished, the only people walking from the town will be drunks and hobos making their way to and from the betting shops and pound shops. JamesYoung
  • Score: 0

8:05pm Wed 5 Mar 14

arlbergbahn says...

JamesYoung wrote:
Tinker2 wrote:
Good news for Dorchester. Q. Will Brewery Square be the shopping town centre now? The existing pedestrian link to the high street shops is wholly inadequate and needs much better provision, otherwise they will remain two separate entities.
By the time the council have finished, the only people walking from the town will be drunks and hobos making their way to and from the betting shops and pound shops.
It is a well known phenomenon that everyone, wherever they are, is convinced that their town is a dying, grotty hole. I notice there's at least two shops being refitted and/or opening shortly in South St currently; why be so negative all the time?
[quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: Good news for Dorchester. Q. Will Brewery Square be the shopping town centre now? The existing pedestrian link to the high street shops is wholly inadequate and needs much better provision, otherwise they will remain two separate entities.[/p][/quote]By the time the council have finished, the only people walking from the town will be drunks and hobos making their way to and from the betting shops and pound shops.[/p][/quote]It is a well known phenomenon that everyone, wherever they are, is convinced that their town is a dying, grotty hole. I notice there's at least two shops being refitted and/or opening shortly in South St currently; why be so negative all the time? arlbergbahn
  • Score: 6

9:45pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Tinker2 says...

JamesYoung wrote:
Tinker2 wrote: Good news for Dorchester. Q. Will Brewery Square be the shopping town centre now? The existing pedestrian link to the high street shops is wholly inadequate and needs much better provision, otherwise they will remain two separate entities.
By the time the council have finished, the only people walking from the town will be drunks and hobos making their way to and from the betting shops and pound shops.
Owch ! - touch negative there James?
Personally, I think Dorchester is doing great and Charles Street, or no Charles Street, the town is on the up.
'Going to Town' for me has always been about leisure and pleasure, relaxed and opportunities to meet up with people, coffee and chat. Book Shop and a bit of purchasing, as needs. The Brewery Square development is on the right theme for me and WDDC could learn a thing or two from it.
[quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: Good news for Dorchester. Q. Will Brewery Square be the shopping town centre now? The existing pedestrian link to the high street shops is wholly inadequate and needs much better provision, otherwise they will remain two separate entities.[/p][/quote]By the time the council have finished, the only people walking from the town will be drunks and hobos making their way to and from the betting shops and pound shops.[/p][/quote]Owch ! - touch negative there James? Personally, I think Dorchester is doing great and Charles Street, or no Charles Street, the town is on the up. 'Going to Town' for me has always been about leisure and pleasure, relaxed and opportunities to meet up with people, coffee and chat. Book Shop and a bit of purchasing, as needs. The Brewery Square development is on the right theme for me and WDDC could learn a thing or two from it. Tinker2
  • Score: 3

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