Scheme’s neighbours include listed Spence building

London practice Pollard Thomas Edwards has won a mixed-use scheme in Essex which the local council hopes will kick start the regeneration of Basildon.

The revamp of East Square, which is bordered by the grade II-listed Brooke House - which was designed by Basil Spence and Anthony Davies - is set to include a 10-screen multiplex cinema and six new restaurants.

Alan Ball, the chair of the town’s regeneration committee, said it wanted the East Square area “to be a destination of choice rather than convenience”.

PTE is also working in nearby Laindon to revamp that town’s high street with a residential scheme it is carrying out with Danish architect CF Møller.


Pics Basildon Town Centre

The scheme will include a 10 screen cinema