Fresh multi-million pound plans to redevelop Weymouth's Brewers Quay

PLANS: Brewers Quay

PLANS: Brewers Quay

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A MULTI-MILLION pound project aiming to regenerate Weymouth's Brewers Quay is set to be resubmitted.

Developers have gone back to the drawing board to produce an application that will bring flats, shops and restaurants to the area. Homes are also planned for a car park behind the site.

There will also be a permanent home for the Weymouth Museum at Brewers Quay and additional space for indoor tourist and cultural attractions.

Unlike the previous £15m project submitted in 2011 however which was never progressed, this plan will not include a hotel.

Brewers Quay closed in February 2011 to allow work for the £15m project to be carried out.

It was hoped the project would be completed in time for the Olympics but the deadline was pushed back.

Brewers Quay reopened to the public in March 2013 following the success of pop-up shops during the Olympics.

The attraction currently houses the Brewers Quay Emporium and Italian restaurant Il Porto, among other businesses.

Paul Cartlidge, co-director of the Emporium, said: “We knew we had a time limit. We will be looking at other centres to open in.

“If there's an extension possible to our lease here, we will be taking it.”

The lease for the Brewers Quay Emporium is set to run until September 2015.

Brewers Quay Investments LLP is hoping to put in a planning application by the end of September. If successful, work could start later next year.

Richard Strode, a partner at Brewers Quay Investments LLP said: “We are really excited about our plans and are looking forward to sharing them with the community during August.

“The regeneration of Brewers Quay is long overdue and we are encouraged by the feedback we have received to date. People tell us they really want to see the building restored and more happening in Hope Square.”

Alastair Ross, a fellow partner added: “Our plans include leisure facilities and much needed new homes, which we believe will attract more people into the area, creating new jobs and boosting Weymouth's economy.”

David Riches, company secretary and a director of the Museum Trust, said: “We have been working with the building owners for some time and are delighted to see these plans coming together.

“The plans provide us with increased space and improved facilities such as a gift shop.”

As part of the new plan, developers also wish to develop the car park next to Newton's Road by building new homes on the site.

It is understood the car park, which will be submitted as a separate application, will help fund the Brewery Quay redevelopment.

Residents who live nearby the car park said they wouldn't like to see housing put in its place.

Teresa Edwards, 61, said: “I would definitely object to it. I think this area is already built up enough. The infrastructure is not good enough.”

Meanwhile, Eric Stoker, 90, said the car park was frequently used.

He said: “I would be against it if it is going to affect the parking of cars and coaches.

“It is used habitually in the summer periods by coaches and holidaymakers.”

 

A public exhibition will be hosted at Weymouth Museum in Brewers Quay on Friday, August 15 for members of the public to have their say on both applications.

The exhibition will be open between 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Plans will also be available to view online at www.brewers-quay.com

 

Plans welcomed

Business leaders and councillors have welcomed the revised plans.

Nigel Reed, manager of the Weymouth Business Improvement District, said: “The BID always supports anything that improves the town and helps attract more people to the town is a good idea.

“Brewers Quay is certainly an area that people look at and needs improvement so anything that is looking to improve that area and bring people into the area is a good sign and we at the BID are supportive of it.”

Dave Evans owns The Jigsaw Shop next door to Brewers Quay.

Backing the plan, he said: “If they develop it in a nice way, in a 100 years' time Weymouth will still have a Brewer's Quay.

“If you don't do anything it's going to decay, rot and collapse eventually.”

Meanwhile, Cllr Kate Wheller, Mayor of Weymouth and Portland, said: “It is very good news and very encouraging the development is now moving forward because it's such a good location and was such a popular site."

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7:19pm Fri 1 Aug 14

opera lover says...

How long before the negativity and laments about the Council and Fairy Lights etc. start?
How long before the negativity and laments about the Council and Fairy Lights etc. start? opera lover
  • Score: 4

8:26pm Fri 1 Aug 14

arlbergbahn says...

"Paul Cartlidge, co-director of the Emporium, said: “We knew we had a time limit. We will be looking at other centres to open in.

“If there's an extension possible to our lease here, we will be taking it.”"

i don't think he need worry, he'll be safe for the foreseeable future since this'll probably get as far as these Plans usually do.
"Paul Cartlidge, co-director of the Emporium, said: “We knew we had a time limit. We will be looking at other centres to open in. “If there's an extension possible to our lease here, we will be taking it.”" i don't think he need worry, he'll be safe for the foreseeable future since this'll probably get as far as these Plans usually do. arlbergbahn
  • Score: 10

8:28pm Fri 1 Aug 14

arlbergbahn says...

Additionally,
As part of the new plan, developers also wish to develop the car park next to Newton's Road by building new homes on the site.

It is understood the car park, which will be submitted as a separate application, will help fund the Brewery Quay redevelopment.

So where do they propose people parking then? (particularly coaches).
Additionally, As part of the new plan, developers also wish to develop the car park next to Newton's Road by building new homes on the site. It is understood the car park, which will be submitted as a separate application, will help fund the Brewery Quay redevelopment. So where do they propose people parking then? (particularly coaches). arlbergbahn
  • Score: 24

8:56pm Fri 1 Aug 14

PHonnor says...

Whilst the investment should be welcome, judgement should be reserved until it's seen how much of the building is allocated for housing, the great thing about brewers quay is the shops and restaurants and it would be a shame to loose them to flats most of us couldn't afford.
Whilst the investment should be welcome, judgement should be reserved until it's seen how much of the building is allocated for housing, the great thing about brewers quay is the shops and restaurants and it would be a shame to loose them to flats most of us couldn't afford. PHonnor
  • Score: 36

10:46pm Fri 1 Aug 14

oldbrock says...

opera lover wrote:
How long before the negativity and laments about the Council and Fairy Lights etc. start?
not everybody sees the need for endless modernisation, a bit of rough spices up life in so many ways that mere glossy façade promises but does not fulfil
[quote][p][bold]opera lover[/bold] wrote: How long before the negativity and laments about the Council and Fairy Lights etc. start?[/p][/quote]not everybody sees the need for endless modernisation, a bit of rough spices up life in so many ways that mere glossy façade promises but does not fulfil oldbrock
  • Score: 15

5:30am Sat 2 Aug 14

MrTomSmith says...

Brewers Quay Investments LLP just don't care about anyone but themselves, they had the whole place cleared, all those beautiful shops and then left the place to rot. It was in stinking mess when the current lease holders took over, and yes they knew the lease had a time limit, but even so, after over a year of hard work to get it back to something like it was before, the businesses that had steadily built up are going to be thrown out again. And Weymouth Bid support that action do they? Yes we know that just have no idea what is going on at all.
As for the Car Park issue, well that is just crazy. Oh you can be sure they don;'t care about anyone. Fact.
Brewers Quay Investments LLP just don't care about anyone but themselves, they had the whole place cleared, all those beautiful shops and then left the place to rot. It was in stinking mess when the current lease holders took over, and yes they knew the lease had a time limit, but even so, after over a year of hard work to get it back to something like it was before, the businesses that had steadily built up are going to be thrown out again. And Weymouth Bid support that action do they? Yes we know that just have no idea what is going on at all. As for the Car Park issue, well that is just crazy. Oh you can be sure they don;'t care about anyone. Fact. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 28

8:47am Sat 2 Aug 14

Rocksalt says...

I do wonder what sort of shops they think will open here ? The usual dull selection of high street 'favourties' ? One fears that it wouldn't be the current eclectic mix - the rents would be too high.
I do wonder what sort of shops they think will open here ? The usual dull selection of high street 'favourties' ? One fears that it wouldn't be the current eclectic mix - the rents would be too high. Rocksalt
  • Score: 19

9:58am Sat 2 Aug 14

The Fish says...

arlbergbahn wrote:
Additionally, As part of the new plan, developers also wish to develop the car park next to Newton's Road by building new homes on the site. It is understood the car park, which will be submitted as a separate application, will help fund the Brewery Quay redevelopment. So where do they propose people parking then? (particularly coaches).
Try the Park & Ride - thats what it there for!
[quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: Additionally, As part of the new plan, developers also wish to develop the car park next to Newton's Road by building new homes on the site. It is understood the car park, which will be submitted as a separate application, will help fund the Brewery Quay redevelopment. So where do they propose people parking then? (particularly coaches).[/p][/quote]Try the Park & Ride - thats what it there for! The Fish
  • Score: -6

10:31am Sat 2 Aug 14

macca18 says...

opera lover wrote:
How long before the negativity and laments about the Council and Fairy Lights etc. start?
Next comment buy the look of it .Every plan has to start somewhere even if it does not materialise.
[quote][p][bold]opera lover[/bold] wrote: How long before the negativity and laments about the Council and Fairy Lights etc. start?[/p][/quote]Next comment buy the look of it .Every plan has to start somewhere even if it does not materialise. macca18
  • Score: 4

10:35am Sat 2 Aug 14

Sidney Hall says...

The Fish wrote:
arlbergbahn wrote:
Additionally, As part of the new plan, developers also wish to develop the car park next to Newton's Road by building new homes on the site. It is understood the car park, which will be submitted as a separate application, will help fund the Brewery Quay redevelopment. So where do they propose people parking then? (particularly coaches).
Try the Park & Ride - thats what it there for!
Park & Ride is very useful for town but does not relate to this. The bus runs from the park-and-ride to Kings Statue. That will be quite a walk to Newtons Cove for many. Chapelhay/Rodwell parking is tough enough for residents, town centre workers too who park there, let alone removing the daytripper parking altogether.
Based soley on the thin report in the Echo, this smacks of the priority is to build more houses in a densely populated area without adding infrastucture - with the promise of a tidy-up of the Brewers Quay building near Hope Square. A cynical person might say it was left to rot to encourage the permission of housing development.
[quote][p][bold]The Fish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: Additionally, As part of the new plan, developers also wish to develop the car park next to Newton's Road by building new homes on the site. It is understood the car park, which will be submitted as a separate application, will help fund the Brewery Quay redevelopment. So where do they propose people parking then? (particularly coaches).[/p][/quote]Try the Park & Ride - thats what it there for![/p][/quote]Park & Ride is very useful for town but does not relate to this. The bus runs from the park-and-ride to Kings Statue. That will be quite a walk to Newtons Cove for many. Chapelhay/Rodwell parking is tough enough for residents, town centre workers too who park there, let alone removing the daytripper parking altogether. Based soley on the thin report in the Echo, this smacks of the priority is to build more houses in a densely populated area without adding infrastucture - with the promise of a tidy-up of the Brewers Quay building near Hope Square. A cynical person might say it was left to rot to encourage the permission of housing development. Sidney Hall
  • Score: 32

4:48pm Sat 2 Aug 14

opera lover says...

macca18 wrote:
opera lover wrote:
How long before the negativity and laments about the Council and Fairy Lights etc. start?
Next comment buy the look of it .Every plan has to start somewhere even if it does not materialise.
Same old Weymouth, here is a company showing goodwill and offering to pour money and investment into a major asset in the town and people start moaning! Houses on Newton Road Car Park is not ideal but if that is the price to pay then so be it!

I wish the current traders well and I really hope Il Porto survive the development, but realistically it was not sustainable in the long term. There was no way those businesses were going to produce enough income to conduct the renovations the building needed. It is a tad depressing in there (and that is being charitable) and I look forward to seeing a bright interesting and freshly renovated new facility that will be an asset to the town.

Bring on the moaners......
[quote][p][bold]macca18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]opera lover[/bold] wrote: How long before the negativity and laments about the Council and Fairy Lights etc. start?[/p][/quote]Next comment buy the look of it .Every plan has to start somewhere even if it does not materialise.[/p][/quote]Same old Weymouth, here is a company showing goodwill and offering to pour money and investment into a major asset in the town and people start moaning! Houses on Newton Road Car Park is not ideal but if that is the price to pay then so be it! I wish the current traders well and I really hope Il Porto survive the development, but realistically it was not sustainable in the long term. There was no way those businesses were going to produce enough income to conduct the renovations the building needed. It is a tad depressing in there (and that is being charitable) and I look forward to seeing a bright interesting and freshly renovated new facility that will be an asset to the town. Bring on the moaners...... opera lover
  • Score: -11

8:30pm Sat 2 Aug 14

familyfirst says...

Dorch have it right. Mayb we could learn a thing or two from them!!?!
Dorch have it right. Mayb we could learn a thing or two from them!!?! familyfirst
  • Score: 1

12:59am Sun 3 Aug 14

MrTomSmith says...

opera lover wrote:
macca18 wrote:
opera lover wrote:
How long before the negativity and laments about the Council and Fairy Lights etc. start?
Next comment buy the look of it .Every plan has to start somewhere even if it does not materialise.
Same old Weymouth, here is a company showing goodwill and offering to pour money and investment into a major asset in the town and people start moaning! Houses on Newton Road Car Park is not ideal but if that is the price to pay then so be it!

I wish the current traders well and I really hope Il Porto survive the development, but realistically it was not sustainable in the long term. There was no way those businesses were going to produce enough income to conduct the renovations the building needed. It is a tad depressing in there (and that is being charitable) and I look forward to seeing a bright interesting and freshly renovated new facility that will be an asset to the town.

Bring on the moaners......
So you take up all the car park space, with dare I say it more houses with CARS, where at the end of the day are all these cars going to go? On top of each other? You have to stand up for space. We need space. Building great but please lets build in a big space.

They have decided that the only way to fund Brewers Quay redevelopment is by building flats on the car park.........please don't do this.

I don't mind redevelopment, I really don't, but why do we have to lose a car park to flats to fund it? Because that's the only way they can afford it, well tough! Give us a break here. Brewers Quay is ticking over nicely, the car park is ok (too expensive but ok) why do we need to lose a car park? Give me a reason? Oh to make money for the builders, I nearly forgot. But really honestly, I mean honestly do we need to lose a car park to fund them? I don't think so.

Thats not moaning, that is a point of view.
[quote][p][bold]opera lover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]opera lover[/bold] wrote: How long before the negativity and laments about the Council and Fairy Lights etc. start?[/p][/quote]Next comment buy the look of it .Every plan has to start somewhere even if it does not materialise.[/p][/quote]Same old Weymouth, here is a company showing goodwill and offering to pour money and investment into a major asset in the town and people start moaning! Houses on Newton Road Car Park is not ideal but if that is the price to pay then so be it! I wish the current traders well and I really hope Il Porto survive the development, but realistically it was not sustainable in the long term. There was no way those businesses were going to produce enough income to conduct the renovations the building needed. It is a tad depressing in there (and that is being charitable) and I look forward to seeing a bright interesting and freshly renovated new facility that will be an asset to the town. Bring on the moaners......[/p][/quote]So you take up all the car park space, with dare I say it more houses with CARS, where at the end of the day are all these cars going to go? On top of each other? You have to stand up for space. We need space. Building great but please lets build in a big space. They have decided that the only way to fund Brewers Quay redevelopment is by building flats on the car park.........please don't do this. I don't mind redevelopment, I really don't, but why do we have to lose a car park to flats to fund it? Because that's the only way they can afford it, well tough! Give us a break here. Brewers Quay is ticking over nicely, the car park is ok (too expensive but ok) why do we need to lose a car park? Give me a reason? Oh to make money for the builders, I nearly forgot. But really honestly, I mean honestly do we need to lose a car park to fund them? I don't think so. Thats not moaning, that is a point of view. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 10

1:03am Sun 3 Aug 14

MrTomSmith says...

Sorry just in case Weymouth Bid are reading, The car parks are for the people who come into the town to buy things.
Sorry just in case Weymouth Bid are reading, The car parks are for the people who come into the town to buy things. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 12

8:07am Sun 3 Aug 14

1Kimberlin says...

Park & Ride really good NOT !!!! if you live on Portland it's not, not if you want to spend the evening in Weymouth is shuts at 6pm?.
Do these developers realise that the Old Brewery is a Listed Building both inside & out? That's why the ridiculous Olympic Hotel failed because you cannot alter the inside. Brewers !uay was brilliant 3-4 years ago great selection of shops. Does the area really need more Houses, I don't think so
Park & Ride really good NOT !!!! if you live on Portland it's not, not if you want to spend the evening in Weymouth is shuts at 6pm?. Do these developers realise that the Old Brewery is a Listed Building both inside & out? That's why the ridiculous Olympic Hotel failed because you cannot alter the inside. Brewers !uay was brilliant 3-4 years ago great selection of shops. Does the area really need more Houses, I don't think so 1Kimberlin
  • Score: 13

8:22am Sun 3 Aug 14

Rocksalt says...

The inference appears to be that Brewers Quay will essentially disintegrate over time without redvelopment. The developers won't undertake the scheme without making profit by building on the car park in order to cross subsidise the Brewers Quay work.

If this is correct , then the choice seems to be between sacrificing the car park or accepting that sooner or later Brewera Quay will need to close.
The inference appears to be that Brewers Quay will essentially disintegrate over time without redvelopment. The developers won't undertake the scheme without making profit by building on the car park in order to cross subsidise the Brewers Quay work. If this is correct , then the choice seems to be between sacrificing the car park or accepting that sooner or later Brewera Quay will need to close. Rocksalt
  • Score: 2

11:24am Sun 3 Aug 14

ksmain says...

What we should be looking at is someone to develop the site like they have done at Brewers Quay in Dorchester - as the site is better than the Dorchester one in lots of ways, and you have more to attract you to Weymouth than Dorchester.

We need someone on the Council with a bit of drive and imagination - and I have to say that seems to be lacking in WPBC.
What we should be looking at is someone to develop the site like they have done at Brewers Quay in Dorchester - as the site is better than the Dorchester one in lots of ways, and you have more to attract you to Weymouth than Dorchester. We need someone on the Council with a bit of drive and imagination - and I have to say that seems to be lacking in WPBC. ksmain
  • Score: 4

4:14pm Sun 3 Aug 14

MrTomSmith says...

Rocksalt wrote:
The inference appears to be that Brewers Quay will essentially disintegrate over time without redvelopment. The developers won't undertake the scheme without making profit by building on the car park in order to cross subsidise the Brewers Quay work.

If this is correct , then the choice seems to be between sacrificing the car park or accepting that sooner or later Brewera Quay will need to close.
Not quite right that Rocksalt I don't think, Its not that the developers won't undertake the scheme, it is they can't undertake the scheme without the money from the flats (or at least make the whole project viable)

I don't think that is the choice either, because they get rent from the the current lease holders to maintain the building. So I don't think it's in danger of closing if this does not go ahead.

The bit about it rotting and decaying was from the Jigsaw man next door, now that is a bit of through away line that confuses the story, no-one else has suggested that. The building is maintained, there are contracts in place to make sure that the building is maintained correctly, there would have to be.

The owners bought this place to make money, they are developers, they will not be happy until they either develop, or sell up. I would think this is the 2nd and last attempt to do this myself. Wouldn't surprise me if it goes ahead, depends on how much of a battle people put up about the loss of the car park. If no-one objects then before you know it, it will be a building site.

Weymouth Bid not give a monkeys, they have no idea what's going on, they need to get a grip and find out.
[quote][p][bold]Rocksalt[/bold] wrote: The inference appears to be that Brewers Quay will essentially disintegrate over time without redvelopment. The developers won't undertake the scheme without making profit by building on the car park in order to cross subsidise the Brewers Quay work. If this is correct , then the choice seems to be between sacrificing the car park or accepting that sooner or later Brewera Quay will need to close.[/p][/quote]Not quite right that Rocksalt I don't think, Its not that the developers won't undertake the scheme, it is they can't undertake the scheme without the money from the flats (or at least make the whole project viable) I don't think that is the choice either, because they get rent from the the current lease holders to maintain the building. So I don't think it's in danger of closing if this does not go ahead. The bit about it rotting and decaying was from the Jigsaw man next door, now that is a bit of through away line that confuses the story, no-one else has suggested that. The building is maintained, there are contracts in place to make sure that the building is maintained correctly, there would have to be. The owners bought this place to make money, they are developers, they will not be happy until they either develop, or sell up. I would think this is the 2nd and last attempt to do this myself. Wouldn't surprise me if it goes ahead, depends on how much of a battle people put up about the loss of the car park. If no-one objects then before you know it, it will be a building site. Weymouth Bid not give a monkeys, they have no idea what's going on, they need to get a grip and find out. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 5

9:06pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Rocksalt says...

I stand corrected, albeit I doubt that the current tenants would generate enough in rent to cover costs in medium to long term
I stand corrected, albeit I doubt that the current tenants would generate enough in rent to cover costs in medium to long term Rocksalt
  • Score: 2

9:18pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Sensible me says...

I think any plans to modernise and improve brewers quay are needed. Always the same NIMBY comments that stop progress. The business's could always relocate to the colwell centre which has been under used for years. There is no point having a car park that side of the harbour with no attractions there. Weymouth needs major investment and regeneration, jobs will be created and more visitors will come.
I think any plans to modernise and improve brewers quay are needed. Always the same NIMBY comments that stop progress. The business's could always relocate to the colwell centre which has been under used for years. There is no point having a car park that side of the harbour with no attractions there. Weymouth needs major investment and regeneration, jobs will be created and more visitors will come. Sensible me
  • Score: -3

10:23pm Sun 3 Aug 14

MrTomSmith says...

Sensible me wrote:
I think any plans to modernise and improve brewers quay are needed. Always the same NIMBY comments that stop progress. The business's could always relocate to the colwell centre which has been under used for years. There is no point having a car park that side of the harbour with no attractions there. Weymouth needs major investment and regeneration, jobs will be created and more visitors will come.
The Colwell Centre rent out units which you have to run, as in be there. The idea behind the scheme at The Emporium is that the businesses can pay a rent which includes the sale of their goods via a central "checkout" So they don't have to be there if they don't want to. It is a completely different ethos so your suggestion is not comparable. . Besides the Colwell centre is the place that needs knocking down, now that would be a good idea.
[quote][p][bold]Sensible me[/bold] wrote: I think any plans to modernise and improve brewers quay are needed. Always the same NIMBY comments that stop progress. The business's could always relocate to the colwell centre which has been under used for years. There is no point having a car park that side of the harbour with no attractions there. Weymouth needs major investment and regeneration, jobs will be created and more visitors will come.[/p][/quote]The Colwell Centre rent out units which you have to run, as in be there. The idea behind the scheme at The Emporium is that the businesses can pay a rent which includes the sale of their goods via a central "checkout" So they don't have to be there if they don't want to. It is a completely different ethos so your suggestion is not comparable. . Besides the Colwell centre is the place that needs knocking down, now that would be a good idea. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 1

10:32pm Sun 3 Aug 14

MrTomSmith says...

Rocksalt wrote:
I stand corrected, albeit I doubt that the current tenants would generate enough in rent to cover costs in medium to long term
Are you sure? there are well over 70 sub tenants.

Its always going to be tight, but will that change once all this regeneration is complete?

Doubt it.
[quote][p][bold]Rocksalt[/bold] wrote: I stand corrected, albeit I doubt that the current tenants would generate enough in rent to cover costs in medium to long term[/p][/quote]Are you sure? there are well over 70 sub tenants. Its always going to be tight, but will that change once all this regeneration is complete? Doubt it. MrTomSmith
  • Score: -1

3:28pm Mon 4 Aug 14

February1948 says...

ksmain wrote:
What we should be looking at is someone to develop the site like they have done at Brewers Quay in Dorchester - as the site is better than the Dorchester one in lots of ways, and you have more to attract you to Weymouth than Dorchester. We need someone on the Council with a bit of drive and imagination - and I have to say that seems to be lacking in WPBC.
Perhaps with Weymouth and Portland having the highest rate of Council Tax in the country, some of that money could go towards developing Brewers Quay for the benefit of its tax payers? Brewery Square in Dorchester is a nice mix of flats and restaurants so something like that but on a smaller scale would be suitable for Weymouth?
[quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: What we should be looking at is someone to develop the site like they have done at Brewers Quay in Dorchester - as the site is better than the Dorchester one in lots of ways, and you have more to attract you to Weymouth than Dorchester. We need someone on the Council with a bit of drive and imagination - and I have to say that seems to be lacking in WPBC.[/p][/quote]Perhaps with Weymouth and Portland having the highest rate of Council Tax in the country, some of that money could go towards developing Brewers Quay for the benefit of its tax payers? Brewery Square in Dorchester is a nice mix of flats and restaurants so something like that but on a smaller scale would be suitable for Weymouth? February1948
  • Score: 0

3:34pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Caption Sensible says...

February1948 wrote:
ksmain wrote:
What we should be looking at is someone to develop the site like they have done at Brewers Quay in Dorchester - as the site is better than the Dorchester one in lots of ways, and you have more to attract you to Weymouth than Dorchester. We need someone on the Council with a bit of drive and imagination - and I have to say that seems to be lacking in WPBC.
Perhaps with Weymouth and Portland having the highest rate of Council Tax in the country, some of that money could go towards developing Brewers Quay for the benefit of its tax payers? Brewery Square in Dorchester is a nice mix of flats and restaurants so something like that but on a smaller scale would be suitable for Weymouth?
Why smaller scale for Weymouth?
[quote][p][bold]February1948[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: What we should be looking at is someone to develop the site like they have done at Brewers Quay in Dorchester - as the site is better than the Dorchester one in lots of ways, and you have more to attract you to Weymouth than Dorchester. We need someone on the Council with a bit of drive and imagination - and I have to say that seems to be lacking in WPBC.[/p][/quote]Perhaps with Weymouth and Portland having the highest rate of Council Tax in the country, some of that money could go towards developing Brewers Quay for the benefit of its tax payers? Brewery Square in Dorchester is a nice mix of flats and restaurants so something like that but on a smaller scale would be suitable for Weymouth?[/p][/quote]Why smaller scale for Weymouth? Caption Sensible
  • Score: 2

12:50pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Mr Peter Melon says...

I am reapeating my previous comment about drunks again here, but Weymouth is a seaside town and it's main industry is tourism. It was discraceful that the Time Walk was closed along with the rest of the businesses in the Brewery building itself. However, Brewers quay is still a wonderful place for locals and visitors alike. It also has the potential to be much better. Imagine how the square would look if it has the types of restuarants and cafe's now enjoyed in Dorchester, but keeping the old fashioned appearance. So, any investments to improve Weymouth and more importantly, enhance the visitor experiance must be looked at with a positive stance. It is crucial though that the right balance between flats and tourism incentives is met. Whatever may be developed on the site, please please keep the outer appearance in line with the history and tradition associated not only with the square but also the old harbour istelf. And my final plea, albeit a pipedream, don't just return the museum back to it's rightful home, but bring back the whole Time Walk in all its glory !!!!!
I am reapeating my previous comment about drunks again here, but Weymouth is a seaside town and it's main industry is tourism. It was discraceful that the Time Walk was closed along with the rest of the businesses in the Brewery building itself. However, Brewers quay is still a wonderful place for locals and visitors alike. It also has the potential to be much better. Imagine how the square would look if it has the types of restuarants and cafe's now enjoyed in Dorchester, but keeping the old fashioned appearance. So, any investments to improve Weymouth and more importantly, enhance the visitor experiance must be looked at with a positive stance. It is crucial though that the right balance between flats and tourism incentives is met. Whatever may be developed on the site, please please keep the outer appearance in line with the history and tradition associated not only with the square but also the old harbour istelf. And my final plea, albeit a pipedream, don't just return the museum back to it's rightful home, but bring back the whole Time Walk in all its glory !!!!! Mr Peter Melon
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1:06pm Tue 5 Aug 14

codlips says...

I just hope they make it two way for traffic again so I can avoid the Boot Hill lights in both directions!
I just hope they make it two way for traffic again so I can avoid the Boot Hill lights in both directions! codlips
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1:48pm Tue 5 Aug 14

February1948 says...

Caption Sensible wrote:
February1948 wrote:
ksmain wrote: What we should be looking at is someone to develop the site like they have done at Brewers Quay in Dorchester - as the site is better than the Dorchester one in lots of ways, and you have more to attract you to Weymouth than Dorchester. We need someone on the Council with a bit of drive and imagination - and I have to say that seems to be lacking in WPBC.
Perhaps with Weymouth and Portland having the highest rate of Council Tax in the country, some of that money could go towards developing Brewers Quay for the benefit of its tax payers? Brewery Square in Dorchester is a nice mix of flats and restaurants so something like that but on a smaller scale would be suitable for Weymouth?
Why smaller scale for Weymouth?
I don't think the area at Brewers Quay is as big as that of Brewery Square; no other reason. Brewery Square is very spead-out whilst Brewers Quay tends to be confined to one (huge) building. It's true that Weymouth has a lot more to attract it than Dorchester, which closes down when the shops shut, and the area around Brewers Quay is particularly pretty.
[quote][p][bold]Caption Sensible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]February1948[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: What we should be looking at is someone to develop the site like they have done at Brewers Quay in Dorchester - as the site is better than the Dorchester one in lots of ways, and you have more to attract you to Weymouth than Dorchester. We need someone on the Council with a bit of drive and imagination - and I have to say that seems to be lacking in WPBC.[/p][/quote]Perhaps with Weymouth and Portland having the highest rate of Council Tax in the country, some of that money could go towards developing Brewers Quay for the benefit of its tax payers? Brewery Square in Dorchester is a nice mix of flats and restaurants so something like that but on a smaller scale would be suitable for Weymouth?[/p][/quote]Why smaller scale for Weymouth?[/p][/quote]I don't think the area at Brewers Quay is as big as that of Brewery Square; no other reason. Brewery Square is very spead-out whilst Brewers Quay tends to be confined to one (huge) building. It's true that Weymouth has a lot more to attract it than Dorchester, which closes down when the shops shut, and the area around Brewers Quay is particularly pretty. February1948
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