The specialist Development Manager Sovereign Centros and Leslie Jones Architecture are bringing forward proposals for the Eastgate Shopping Centre in the heart of Basildon. Redwood is supporting the project team to deliver a multi-faceted consultation strategy that utilises digital engagement tools and are calling on the local community to share their thoughts and views on reinvigorating the shopping centre to form the new Eastgate Quarter.

The vision is to evolve and enhance the Eastgate Centre and the surrounding area through the introduction of new exciting uses in a safe and sustainable high quality environment that will ensure it continues to be the heartbeat of the town centre for its community and customers. Four new areas for the Eastgate Quarter are being explored, creating a place where people can live, work and play, in a place of fantastic homes, businesses and activities for all within welcoming green and public spaces.

These proposals need input from the people of Basildon and its broader community. The involvement of the local community is crucial to the success of the town centre and this is an opportunity for the residents of the town and other local stakeholders to come forward to share their vision for the future.

To share feedback and understand from the local community their thoughts and views, a digital consultation on the proposals will be running until Friday 14 August. With all of the information available online and with a number of feedback options available, the project team will also be offering webinars for those residents and businesses who would like to receive a virtual presentation from the project team.

Graeme Jones, from Sovereign Centros, commented:

“We encourage the local community and residents of Basildon to take part in this virtual consultation to share their views on our proposals for the reinvigoration of the Eastgate Centre. We are wholly committed to delivering a scheme that the community has helped to shape and look forward to hearing their views.

“This is the start of an extensive planning process and we will continue to work with Basildon Council to ensure that our vision meets their needs for the future of Basildon”.

The virtual consultation is now live and will run until Friday 14 August, on

Comments and questions can also be submitted via the dedicated email address:

Following the consultation period and taking on board the feedback from the community, the project team will be submitting an outline planning application for the scheme later in the summer.