The Riverside is a £115 million mixed use development at the centre of a new leisure quarter in the historic City of Canterbury.
The development has a new public square at its heart and overlooks the River Stour that runs through the city centre. This leisure-led destination will be anchored by a 5 screen, iconic Curzon Cinema. Restaurants and bars wrap around the new public square, which demised external seating and areas to hose pop-up events to animate and enliven the public realm.
The wider development also delivers 189 new homes and 491 student bedrooms, all within a pedestrian friendly neighbourhood that knits into the existing community.
Three of Bouygues Construction’s companies are a part of this major urban regeneration project; Linkcity are the development partners of Canterbury County Council; Bouygues UK will deliver the project; Uliving will operate the student accommodation, maintaining a long term interest in the project.
Bouygues UK will deliver the scheme using modern methods of construction. The Riverside student accommodation block will be built using modular construction, which will enable Bouygues UK to deliver higher levels of quality for end users and save time on site when compared to traditional methods of construction, minimising the disruption to local residents and stakeholders.
“The Riverside will create scores of jobs, deliver almost 200 new homes and enhance the city’s entertainment offer, at the same time as transforming a derelict area in the city centre. This project will also draw people along Northgate, boosting the businesses there, improving pedestrian and cycle links into the city from the east, creating new areas of publicly accessible open space and improving landscaping along, and access to the River Stour.”Cllr Rob Thomas, Leader of Canterbury City Council