Renaissance Southend today publicly launched its masterplan to redevelop Southend.

English Partnerships, urban regeneration company Renaissance Southend and the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) alongside Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are working together on the masterplan that will be put in place to turn the town around by a target date of 2021.

The public exhibition, that starts fully next week, details the planned improvements that will include a regional centre for shopping, offices and leisure for the Town Centre; the development of London Southend Airport and the A127 industrial corridor; the regeneration of Shoeburyness as a sustainable ‘mixed use community’ and the introduction of more open, Green spaces and parks across the area.

The Southend town centre proposals include 1,650 new homes, 269,100 sq ft of retail as well as new offices and community uses.