Exhibition to reveal £10m quay scheme

Residents will be able to get the first view of drawings of a £10m waterfront scheme planned for King's Lynn at public exhibition next week.

Residents will be able to get the first view of drawings of a £10m waterfront scheme planned for King's Lynn at public exhibition next week.

The ambitious project could include shops, offices, a restaurant, apartments and an exclusive hotel along the South Quay.

The Inner Circle group aims to replace the former grain silos with a development in keeping with the town's history and architecture.

But they want to hear what local people have to say about the development and will be holding a public exhibition on Wednesday, October 17.

Visitors will be able to see drawings and models of what the potential development could look like and also have the chance to give their views.

The proposals would involve the demolition of the disused silos and warehouse buildings.

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Flyers have already been sent out to residents urging them to take part in the exhibition at the Green Quay.

Architects are drawing up plans for the project and developers hope to submit a planning application to West Norfolk Council by the end of the year, following the public consultation.

Building could start in early 2008.

James Lumley, sales and marketing manager at Inner Circle, said: “The purpose of the consultation is to provide a perspective of how we perceive the development to look, but it will be an open forum for people to make their comments on design.

“We will be providing questionnaires for people to complete and we will take them away and take on board any constructive comments.”

The development planned at South Quay could include a restaurant, shops, a small boutique hotel, office accommodation and up to 60 apartments.

The company is using local architects Chaplin Farrant and local solicitors and would employ local people for the development.

The exhibition will be from 4pm until 7.30pm.

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