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Solstice premises being demolished next week

The Solstice nightclub building is finally being demolished next week. 

The work, beginning on Monday, November 29, marks the first stage of the redevelopment of the area and the public is asked to be aware that this may mean some temporary diversions around the pavements in front of the site, but there will be no road closures.

Planning permission was granted unanimously by Peterborough City Council’s planning committee in February this year for a mixed-use development scheme including apartments, commercial units, and student accommodation.

The original scheme was prepared before the Covid-19 pandemic, the council’s own residential-led plans through Peterborough Investment Partnership for the market and former multi-storey car park site which secured planning permission this week, and details of the university model and operator.

The developers will be submitting a revised planning application for the Solstice site that responds to these changes, remains commercially viable, and supports the wider regeneration of the Northminster area and the Council’s evolving vision for the city centre.

This updated application will be submitted shortly but does not affect the first stage of the redevelopment which involves demolition and ground clearance.

The development will be delivered by Glenrowan Homes, who are the owners of the site.