St Modwen Developments Ltd has been selected as Liverpool City Council’s preferred partner for the development of a new district centre to regenerate the Scotland Road and Great Homer Street area of north Liverpool. St Modwen was chosen for the £40 million Project Jennifer scheme from a shortlist of five developers.
The district centre will be developed on the site of the Taylor Street Industrial Estate and surrounding property. A masterplan will now be drawn up following community consultation. The centre is expected to include a supermarket of up to 12,077 sq m (130,000 sq ft), other smaller shops, a new market hall, a replacement library and health centre and a range of community facilities.
Coun. Peter Millea, the council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, said: “There was an unanimous view that St Modwen should be the choice from a very high quality field of bidders. We are looking to them to make a real impact in this area as they are doing in other parts of Liverpool.
“We believe they can bring fresh, new ideas with the sort of thinking that will re-invigorate the Scotland Road – Great Homer Street corridor.” Michelle Taylor, Northern Regional Director for St Modwen, said: “St Modwen is delighted to be selected to work with the City Council and all other stakeholders to bring about a comprehensive regeneration of this important area of Liverpool. We look forward to delivering an exciting development of lasting benefit to the community.”
It is anticipated that building work could start in September 2005 and the new centre opening for Christmas 2006.
For further information contact Michelle Taylor of St Modwen on 01925-825950, or Tom Farrell, Liverpool City Council (0151-225-5509). Issued
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