Promoting Southend to attract investment, support businesses and boost the local economy
October 7, 2016
The owners of a new boutique hotel on Southend seafront are recruiting staff ahead of the grand opening in March 2017.
The Seven Hotel is owned by Javed Rashid, who is working with business partners Omar Rahimi and Sadiq Chikte on the £3.5m transformation of the former Raymond House care home in Clifton Terrace into a new landmark building.
October 6, 2016
The iconic Southend Pier train is back up and running for passengers.
The service has been out of action for over 12 weeks whilst pile cap repairs took place, but re-opened to members of the public yesterday.
September 14, 2016
Major plans for the £320m regeneration of the Queensway estate in central Southend are set to be discussed by councillors next week (September 20th).
September 12, 2016
Kent Elms Library on Rayleigh Road is set for a major refurbishment that will reinvent the layout of the main library.
The refurbishment will create a fresh new welcoming area for customers as well as changes to the entrance to provide better access for those with mobility needs and pushchairs. A private meeting room is also being created as a space which can be hired out.
September 9, 2016
Infrastructure works have started on the "game changing" £150m "Airport Business Park Southend".
Enabling works have started that will allow the first phase of major infrastructure changes to begin in November. This will see access to the new business park site created via a new roundabout off Cherry Orchard Way.
The first section of the business park’s main "spine road" will also be built, along with utility and drainage works to serve the first development plots. Landscaping and the development of a sub-station will also be completed by Spring 2017.
August 22, 2016
A new planning application has been submitted to Southend Council to bring the iconic Grand Hotel in Leigh back into use.
The application seeks to convert the existing hotel into a mixed-use building comprising a basement wine bar and health club, ground floor restaurants and terrace, and 19 self-contained flats across three floors.
August 17, 2016
Work began this week along the Southend coastline as part of a £3 million investment into improving local bathing waters by Anglian Water.