Bedford Riverside, North Bedford

Bedford Borough Council sought a development partner to regenerate a council owned car park and former Town Hall, a key town centre site located on the riverside. Following an intensive OJEU process Coplan, in partnership with Bouygues, were selected to bring forward a scheme.

Entering into a development agreement, the team progressed the design while operator interest was established in the scheme. In addition Coplan undertook two extensive public consultation exercises and engaged with a number of local organisations. The Scheme opens in mid 2017.

The project will complete in Spring 2017.

Project Details

  • £40m mixed-use town centre scheme
  • 12 retail / restaurants units, including: Bella Italia, Harvester, Zizzi, Chimichanga, Coal Bar & Grill and Wagamamas
  • 7 screen Vue cinema
  • 100 bed Premier Inn hotel
  • 58 residential riverside apartments
  • New town square and footbridge over the river