Perth’s £30m Mill Quarter plans move forward

Mill Quarter PerthCouncillors have approved proposals to develop a major gap site in Perth city centre into a new leisure, retail and housing development.

Designed by Holmes Miller, the £30 million Mill Quarter development will comprise of restaurants and bars, speciality shops, a cinema, gyms, housing, and a multi storey car park on the site of the Thimblerow car park.

An updated report on the plans by Expresso Property was today considered by members of Perth & Kinross Council’s strategic policy & resources committee.

A spokesperson for Perth & Kinross Council said: “Members of the Strategic Policy & Resources Committee of Perth & Kinross Council today welcomed an update on the progress developing the landmark Thimblerow site in the heart of the City of Perth. The site, which is being developed by Expresso Property and will be known as the Mill Quarter, will establish a mix of restaurants, speciality shops, a multi-screen cinema, housing, and a multi-storey car park. Expresso Property have previously submitted a Proposal of Application Notice for the site, and are now close to finalising a detailed planning application for submission.

“Committee members have also backed proposals for the council to lease and manage the 201-space multi-storey car park within the site. In line with the recent renovations to South Inch and Canal Street multi-storey car parks the new 201-space Mill Quarter car park will follow the pay-on-exit model.”

A spokesperson for Expresso Property said: “We are delighted that our scheme at The Mill Quarter has now got the go ahead from Perth & Kinross Council, and with their support we look forward to pushing forward as soon as possible. Providing a major new leisure facility for the City comprising a state of the art cinema with restaurants, over 200 parking spaces and 58 apartments we hope to be in a position to submit a planning application during the next few months, targeting a scheme opening late spring 2019.”

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