Ruislip redevelopment wins award ahead of new Cineworld, Frankie and Benny’s and Bella Italia opening

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The redevelopment of South Ruislip's Old Dairy has won an award for regeneration, ahead of the opening of the much anticipated new cinema.

Developers of the Victoria Road site, Citygrove, fought off competition from ten other schemes to win the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors London Award for Regeneration earlier this week.

The site had previously stood derelict for a number of years.

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The project has helped to create approximately 600 jobs for people living in the area, according to Citygrove.

Supermarket chain Asda recently opened a new £49m store on site and restaurant Nando’s opened its doors to the public at the end of April. The development is also home to a petrol station and over 160 homes.

An eleven screen Cineworld Cinema is also set to open on Wednesday 5 July.

Four other restaurants - Mimosa, Bella Italia, Chiquito and Frankie and Benny’s – are also expected to open soon, although no official opening dates have been confirmed.

Citygrove’s Managing Director Andrew Rennie said: “We are delighted to have won the award for regeneration. Watching the scheme take shape from the derelict site we saw at the beginning to a place where the local community can enjoy their leisure time at is highly rewarding.”

Sam Tomlinson, Cineworld South Ruislip’s General Manager, said: “We cannot wait to open Cineworld South Ruislip in time for such a fantastic line-up of films coming up, like Dunkirk, War for the Planet of the Apes, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and many more.

“We are looking forward to welcoming the community to share our passion for film when we open our doors.”

Judges, speaking at the awards ceremony, held at the Marriott hotel in Grosvenor Square, said that Citygrove had “overcome a number of challenges to totally transform the site into a new shopping and leisure destination, with new residential units, a petrol station and public realm improvements”.

They stated: “The judges were impressed with the strength of local community collaboration, who drove forward a scheme to meet their needs. In doing so, an unofficial new heart to the town centre has been formed.”

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Jeremy Wasden, who owns Belvoir Lettings in Uxbridge, previously told Hillingdon Is Here that South Ruislip would no longer be a 'poor cousin' with all the developments in the area.

He said: “With the Asda store and the Arla development, it is going to establish a new small town centre for South Ruislip. South Ruislip has been a poor cousin to Ruislip Manor and to Ruislip itself. So it will create a centre.”

Mr Wasden, pictured below, said: “The Cinema as well is going to add an area of interest and these are all reasons to be local and not to commute to the area and so I do think that is going add demand for property. We have already seen strong demand for property in the area and I think that is all going to help in establishing a nice neighbourhood.”

Jeremy Wasden

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