Waterfront scheme planned for town

A £10m waterfront scheme planned for King's Lynn will include shops, offices a restaurant, apartments and an exclusive hotel, developers have revealed.

A £10m waterfront scheme planned for King's Lynn will include shops, offices a restaurant, apartments and an exclusive hotel, developers have revealed.

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

Architects are currently drawing up plans for the project and developers hope to submit a planning application to West Norfolk Council by the autumn following a public consultation. Building work could start in early 2008.

Gary Fitzpatrick, director of Inner Circle, said the company wanted also wanted to get involved with the town's planned marina development in the future as well.

He said the development planned at South Quay could include a restaurant, some retail and a small boutique style hotel, office accommodation and up to 60 residential apartments.

He said: “We really do like this area and hope it will be the first of many development investments.”

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He said the company was using local architects Chaplin Farrant Ltd and local solicitors and would employ local people for the development.

The company was one of the sponsors for the town's Vancouver Festival and they hosted a special reception on the “Earl of Pembroke” ship to celebrate the event.

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