IMPRESSIVE aerial photography shows the scale of the transformation at Great Homer Street as regeneration specialist St. Modwen forges ahead with its £150 million ‘Project Jennifer’ scheme.
Building work is nearing completion of the new Sainsbury’s foodstore which is due to open at the end of May whilst construction of the new shop units that comprise the new district centre are well underway.
Liverpool based companies B&M and Home Bargains will open large stores within the district centre and The Gym Group is set to bring a low cost, 24hr fitness facility to the area.
B&M will be opening one of its larger, 25,000 sq ft, store format which will incorporate a garden centre creating more than 60 jobs for local people in a welcome boost to the local economy. While Home Bargains will occupy a 20,000 sq ft unit. McDonalds restaurants is set to open in June.
Paul Batho, Projects Director for St. Modwen, said: “Project Jennifer has been a long time in the making but now people can begin to see how the scheme is transforming the Great Homer Street area into a new district centre for North Liverpool.
“Sainsbury’s new petrol filling station opened for trade last week which was ahead of schedule and is already proving popular with motorists. We are looking forward to the opening of the new Sainsbury’s supermarket later this month which will anchor the new district centre.
“Soon we will be able to make further announcements about other occupiers who will be coming to the scheme.
“On completion of the project, this major regeneration scheme which has been driven by the partnership between St. Modwen and Liverpool City Council will have created 1,000 jobs and delivered over £150m worth of investment.”