Plans for new multiplex in Horsham submitted

Artist's impression of new Swan Walk multiplex
Artist's impression of new Swan Walk multiplex

Plans to create a new state-of-the-art multiplex at a shopping centre have been submitted to Horsham District Council.

Swan Walk announced in March it was looking to rejuvenate the western end of the complex.

Artist's impression of new Swan Walk multiplex. Photo courtesy of Horsham District Council Planning Portal.

Artist's impression of new Swan Walk multiplex. Photo courtesy of Horsham District Council Planning Portal.

The centre, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, has put forward proposals to demolish part of the site, currently home to Wilkinsons, Trend and Hop Skip and Jump, and create four new restaurants, a new retail unit and a five screen cinema.

The project will cover three floors and is expected to be open in autumn 2019, subject to approval.

Gill Buchanan, Swan Walk manger, said: “These are really exciting times for us all at Swan Walk.

“This investment delivering a large single level store alongside the new leisure and food offer means that our loyal shoppers will be able to access so much more in their town.”

Artist's impression of new Swan Walk multiplex. Photo courtesy of Horsham District Council Planning Portal.

Artist's impression of new Swan Walk multiplex. Photo courtesy of Horsham District Council Planning Portal.

The plans state the ground floor (street level) will be turned into four ‘family friendly’ restaurants.

A new public seating area will be built outside and access to the centre will be at the north western corner, currently used as the entrance to Trend.

Two of the restaurants will expand upstairs and a new large retail unit will be built along with the entrance to the cinema.

On the top floor the current office space is set to be taken out and replaced with a five screen cinema.

Work is expected to start in early 2018 if the project is approved by councillors.

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