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13/06/2017 - Have your say on Bartlett Square proposals

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Bartlett Square

A public exhibition has been organised to provide more details about emerging proposals to create a new £100 million key employment site at Bartlett Square (formerly known as Stirling Place).

London Luton Airport Ltd (LLAL), working in partnership with its shareholder Luton borough council, is intending to submit a planning application in the summer for 2.5 acres of commercial development, providing up to 2,000 jobs for local people, next to Luton Airport Parkway station and the proposed Luton Direct Air Rail Transit (Luton DART) scheme, off Kimpton Road.
Members of the public are warmly invited to attend the event and input into the development process before the planning application is submitted for consideration.

The public exhibition will take place as follows:
Date: Tuesday 27 June, 2017
Venue: Venue 360, 20 Gipsy Lane, Luton LU1 3JH
Time: 10am-1pm and 5pm-9pm.

The proposals include investment in:
  • ​new hotel: up to 170 bedrooms or serviced apartments
  • 240,000 sq ft flexible and high-quality office space
  • complementary retail of 6,000 sq ft​
  • on-site multi-storey car park serving the offices.
Bartlett Square is part of the new London Luton Airport Enterprise Zone, supported by SEMLEP, which will deliver up to 7,200 new jobs and inward investment to support economic growth across the sub-region.

Cllr Andy Malcolm, chair of LLAL, said: “Bartlett Square is the latest exciting place-changing development in the continuing delivery of the Luton Investment Framework which will help attract much-needed new jobs and improve life opportunities for local people. Already we are well on track to bring investment exceeding £1.5bn into the borough over 20 years.

“This development offers unique benefits, situated right next to the proposed station for the London Luton Airport DART fast transit offering seamless fastest journeys of just 30 minutes from London St Pancras International to the terminal of the UK’s fifth-biggest and fastest-growing major airport.
“This exhibition has been organised so that we can share more details about the Bartlett Square proposals. Officers from the project team will be on hand to receive any suggestions or questions that people may have before the planning application is submitted in the summer.”

Significant benefits to the community would include:
  • ​additional employment through local contracts such as facilities management
  • further temporary employment during construction
  • modern and flexible business space to support Luton’s economic growth
  • modern hotel with local amenities and function facilities
  • improved rail station access
  • new high-quality public realm linking the rail station with local businesses and residents
For anyone unable to attend the public exhibition, the proposals will also be on display at Hart House Business Centre, Kimpton Road, Luton LU2 0LA on weekdays from 9am-4.30pm between Thursday 29 June and Friday 21 July.
Please note that this display is for viewing only and staff at the business centre will not be able to answer questions about the proposals.

All of the material shown at the exhibition, and an opportunity to provide feedback until Friday 21 July, will also be available from 28 June on the Bartlett Square project website.​
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