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The Exchange unveiled

The Exchange public space

The opening event of Aylesbury town centre’s latest new development, The Exchange, takes place this Friday March 8.

The new public space will feature contemporary artwork for both residents and visitors to enjoy – providing an impressive outdoor setting for Aylesbury town centre’s first purpose-built mixed restaurant, commercial and residential development.

The Exchange has been positioned to reflect how modern town centres are changing to meet an increased demand for more leisure dining and town centre homes, as it will shortly home four new restaurants with 47 one- and two-bedroom apartments above.

At the top end of the Exchange Street car park, opposite the cinema, the launch event, organised by Aylesbury Vale District Council, will take place between 5.30pm and 7pm on Friday. With street entertainment and performances from local dance school, Aylesbury Performing Arts Centre, and singer, Holly Jones, the artworks will be revealed to the public for the first time at 6.30pm.

Cllr Angela Macpherson, Leader for AVDC, said: ‘It brings us great pleasure to be unveiling the much-anticipated new space this week. It’s an exciting time for Aylesbury as we continue to transform Aylesbury town centre into a vibrant destination for residents, businesses, workers and visitors alike. The Exchange has been central to our plans for the ongoing regeneration of Aylesbury town centre for some time, and we can’t wait for the new fantastic restaurants to all open in the very near future.’

Hilary Chipping, SEMLEP’s Chief Executive, said: “SEMLEP [South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership] are pleased to provide £3.3m of Local Growth Fund investment for this town centre development which will change the way in which people visit and enjoy Aylesbury. Formally opening with the unveiling of the public art, this scheme will provide over 40 apartments, space for four restaurants which will employ over 80 people, and a stunning new public square where people can sit and relax as well as enjoy the thought-provoking sculpture.’

Find out more about The Exchange.


March 7, 2019