Building work is underway on a £100 million development scheme that will transform the centre of Dorchester. Developers will replace the town's former brewery with 11 acres of shops, restaurants and apartments.
Building work is underway which will double the size of Dorchester's town centre.
Developers plan to update the town's former brewery, transforming the area with 11 acres of shops, restaurants and apartments.
Andrew Wadsworth from Brewery Square Limited believes that the regeneration is long overdue.
Aerial view of Brewery Square
"These developments will provide Dorchester with all the facilities that one would imagine it has but in fact, it doesn't have."
The plans will turn the derelict brewery in to a 4 star hotel, leading on to a continental-style piazza with a fountain and cafes.
Dorchester South train station will also be transformed to become the country's first solar powered railway station.
"I think it's a good thing for Dorchester," said resident Jon Callan. "But we don't want to lose the town's charm and attraction either."
West Dorset District Council decided unanimously to approve the multi-million pound scheme.
With demolition work complete and building work well underway, Brewery Square should be completed in 2009.
last updated: 15/08/2008 at 09:05
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