Masterplan to Regenerate the Old Town

Complex Development Projects Ltd have been appointed by Warwick District Council to deliver an ambitious masterplan to regenerate the Old Town of Leamington Spa as a new Creative Quarter.

The developments will further enhance the town’s strength focusing on regenerating the southern quarter of Leamington and working in partnership to provide opportunities for both the established and emerging digital creative community and enhancing the offer for the wider creative community.  There is real potential for regeneration and revitalisation of the Old Town, by creating a quarter that is very different to Leamington’s current offer and bringing positive impacts to the local economy. The project will potentially include the restoration of several key buildings, new buildings and public realm improvements.

CDP and Warwick District Council launched the project at MIPIM 2019  – take a look at the Creative Place video used to entice international audiences to Leamington Spa.

Warwick District Council gave the green light for developments to start on 13th November 2019.  The area around Spencer Yard and the United Reform Church will be the first project to start.   Details of the project will be available in early 2020.

Leamington is a successful Regency spa town and is already home to a high number of acclaimed creative, cultural and artistic based businesses.

Camouflage Directorate

Leamington has long been recognised as a creative town. Back in 1939 the Camouflage Directorate was located there during the 2nd World War and over 250 artists, designers and technicians to work on secret military and civilian camouflage.

Creative Leamington

A recent report by Nesta and Creative England named Leamington as one of 47 “creative clusters” in the UK and the only one in the West Midlands.

Innovative Leamington

There are already over 1500 creative businesses employing over 7000 people and the games development industry is worth £188m to the local economy and 1.7billion to the UK economy. The town has a range of games developers from internationally acclaimed to innovative start-ups.
Much of the creative activity is already based in and around the proposed Creative Quarter.

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