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Work to begin on £60m extension to Queensgate centre in Peterborough

The £60m extension to Queensgate, which will see a 10-screen Empire cinema Credit: ITV Anglia

A £60m extension to the Queensgate centre in Peterborough will begin next month.

A new cinema, restaurants and stores will which will be built on top of the existing shopping centre.

Work is expected to be completed by the end of next year.

The work will be completed in late 2021 Credit: ITV Anglia

In preparation for the works, some bus services are being relocated to Acland Street.

The temporary bus station on Acland Street will have directions for people to and from the current bus station, a safe traffic light crossing route on Westgate Road, additional CCTV and lighting as well as a weatherproof bus shelter.

Councillor Peter Hiller, cabinet member for strategic planning, commercial strategy and investment at Peterborough City Council, said: “The city council will continue to support Queensgate and all partners involved in the relocation, to ensure the temporary bus station is fit for purpose and those who use it are properly informed of the changes.

“Investment in our city centre is accelerating at an unprecedented rate and our city centre is thriving – the addition of an Empire Cinema and food court is just the latest proof that the time really is now for Peterborough.”