Fletton Quays - stunning riverside living in the heart of Peterborough

Peterborough Investment Partnership’s (PIP) first site to be brought forward is Fletton Quays in the centre of Peterborough.

With planning consent granted in late 2015 for Fletton Quays, work on the site was able to begin in early 2017. The site is 6.4 hectares of prime riverfront development land located to the south of the city centre between the River Nene and the Peterborough – March railway line.

The Fletton Quays site is made up of derelict land and vacant buildings and enjoys a prestigious location on the banks of the River Nene. It has outstanding views of Peterborough Cathedral and is close to the city’s major road and rail connections.

It is also a short walk to the city’s main commercial, shopping and recreational areas. The Key Theatre and The Embankment areas are located just across the river. Redevelopment of this neglected quarter will build on the exciting development plans already in place for the city centre and help Peterborough to thrive.

Fletton Quays will deliver much-needed homes, offices and a new leisure offering on the banks of the River Nene in the centre of Peterborough. It will be a £120 million regeneration.

The plans also include the refurbishment of the existing listed rail buildings and their incorporation into the scheme, providing a link to the heritage of the city while also meeting the community’s future need.

Fletton Quays includes:

  • More than 350 high-quality riverside apartments
  • Cycle and pedestrian links along the south bank
  • New public spaces offering views across the river towards the cathedral
  • A dedicated wildlife area
  • The refurbishment of the listed rail sheds

The approved scheme includes plans for:

  • Up to 160 bed hotel – with Hilton putting in planning permission for a Hilton Garden Inn brand
  • Restaurant, leisure and retail opportunities
  • Creation of hundreds of jobs during and post construction

Peterborough City Council has independently purchased the former mill that is adjacent to the site. The aim is to convert the building in to an arts and culture hub, whilst also providing a new home for Metal Peterborough. Grant funding is being sought and success has already been achieved with £490,000 awarded from Arts Council England towards the redevelopment.

Site imagery - February 2018

These are the latest photos taken on the Fletton Quays site. They show the work being carried out on the offices to be used by Peterborough City Council, and the build of the multi-storey car park. Please scroll through the gallery for the full portfolio (all imagery copyright to Bowmer and Kirkland).

Supporting the engineers of tomorrow

A group of trainee and graduate civil engineers from Royal HaskoningDHV visited the Peterborough Investment Partnership offices to learn about the Fletton Quays development. Royal HaskoningDHV’s UK head office is based in Bretton, Peterborough.

The Fletton Quays site will recognise the heritage of Peterborough and engineering by housing the former Bridge House mural, which celebrates this industry. Read more on the mural here.

Great to hear the thoughts and ideas of the engineers of tomorrow.

Quays Ale – ‘here’s to a riverside dream’

A brewery moving to Peterborough toasted their relocation by forging links with the growth of the city.

Mile Tree Brewery’s Quays beer was on tap at the CAMRA Peterborough Beer Festival 2017 and came about due to an association with PIP.

Read more about this in our news section.

See Fletton Quays through time-lapse

Stay tuned as we show you how the Fletton Quays development is taking shape with regular time-lapse videos. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and turn on ‘post notifications’ so you never miss any video updates. View the latest video below.


Community Liaison Service – Newsletter

Read our latest Community Liaison Service newsletter, delivered to the community close to Fletton Quays, for December 2017 by viewing the PDF here.

You can get in touch by email to or by telephone on 0800 0126994 where you can leave a message.

Finalist – RTPI East of England Award for Planning Excellence 2017

We are delighted that Peterborough Investment Partnership was a finalist at the prestigious RTPI East of England Award for Planning Excellence 2017 for the Fletton Quays development.

The awards, run by the Royal Town Planning Institute’s East of England Region, recognise the positive impact planning has on our quality of life and celebrate the contribution that planners and planning make to society.

Read more about this in our news section and view the certificate here


Initial artist's renderings

Here are the initial artist renderings of the Fletton Quays development in Peterborough, commissioned by PIP. These were prepared for release for the public exhibition held in August 2015.