Hempstead Valley wins planning go-ahead

September 2013

Hempstead Valley shopping centre has won planning consent for a major redevelopment which includes a new restaurant block being built adjacent to the existing centre.

The plans will create significant new retail space alongside a leisure destination for the Hempstead Valley and Medway area as a stand-alone offer, in turn improving the centre’s already successful catering provision.

The first phase, which is due to begin at the end of the year, will build a stand-alone block. The 18,000 sq ft space will house seven restaurants and will open in Summer 2014. Two units are already under offer to Nando’s and Frankie & Benny’s. The second phase will see a major redevelopment of the main mall to create larger units to meet the demands of modern retailers.

“Hempstead Valley was the first ever out-of-town centre in the UK and the planning consent is excellent news. It will allow us to update an already successful and well-established centre” says GCW associate director Chris Baker.