Marston's pub coming to Hughenden Quarter
A brand new Marston’s family pub is coming to High Wycombe following their purchase of land from Wycombe District Council. Located in a setting next to Hughenden Stream, the new pub will be another addition to the Hughenden Quarter, a site which has been regenerated as part of the council’s "Investing in Wycombe" initiative.
The new Marston’s pub is the latest element making up the mixed development facilitated by Wycombe District Council at Hughenden Quarter, the former site of Broom Wade and Compair. The council, in partnership with BNU, invested £2 million upfront to provide an as yet un-named spine road through the former industrial site, unlocking the development potential of a key six hectare site located just behind Morrisons, running parallel to Hughenden Road.
When completed, Hughenden Quarter will have created places for over 700 people to live and each development on the site will in turn create new employment opportunities.
Cllr Roger Wilson, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration at Wycombe District Council, said:
"I’m delighted that Marston’s has chosen to invest in High Wycombe. It’s great news for local people and our local economy – creating both employment and enjoyment. It’s great to see that the council’s investment in this whole site has been so successful in bringing life back to a brownfield site which had been derelict for so many years."
David Walker, project manager for Marston’s Inns and Taverns said:
"We are delighted to become part of the community at High Wycombe and look forward to bringing a top quality family-led pub restaurant to the area."
Planning permission for the new pub was granted in November. Marston’s has around 1700 pubs in its estate and a new pub in High Wycombe is the part of the company’s continued expansion in 2017.
To the north of the site for the Marston’s pub, work is already well underway to build a retirement village of 260 apartments run by the ExtraCare Charitable Trust and a specialist accommodation for ex-servicemen and people with dementia provided by Royal Star and Garter care homes. A student village at the north end of the site is already home to 450 students from Buckinghamshire New University.
As well as providing much needed new, high quality accommodation and bringing people back into the heart of the town, the transformation of the derelict site includes opening up Hughenden Stream for people to enjoy. The chalk stream flows through the site and makes an attractive feature for the setting of new pub/restaurant.