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.