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St. Modwen has revealed how its new retail and leisure development at the heart of Walsall will look when complete, as demolition works commence on the scheme.

Now officially named, ‘The Quarter’, the development will comprise up to 55,000 sq ft of new units, ranging between 1,150 sq ft up to 24,400 sq ft, with pre-lets already secured for B&M and Poundland. The first stores are due to open to the public in spring 2017.

The scheme will transform the area and complement the on-going £90 million regeneration of the town centre. Norton and Proffitt Developments, a joint venture between St. Modwen and Goold Estates Ltd, is working closely with Walsall Council to deliver this strategic new scheme.

Gregg Titley, development surveyor at St. Modwen, said: “The Quarter represents an exciting new retail proposition for Walsall, in an area which is currently undergoing significant regeneration works.

“With planning secured for up to 11 new stores across 55,000 sq ft of space, this vibrant new quarter will enhance Walsall’s retail offering and become a destination which the people of Walsall and visitors to the town centre can enjoy.”

Councillor Adrian Andrew, Deputy Leader of Walsall Council, speaking last Tuesday, said: “It’s been worth the wait for this next step in Walsall’s regeneration to take place. It’s great these derelict buildings will be replaced by retail units to create jobs for local people.”

The Quarter is located at the south-east of Old Square, just a five minute walk from Walsall’s bus and train stations and just-off J10 of the M6.