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ST. MODWEN COMPLETES NEW WYTHENSHAWE MARKET ACCOMMODATION

Wythenshawe town centre manager – the UK’s leading regeneration specialist – St. Modwen has completed the development of seven new market kiosks which will further expand the town’s retail offer.

Six of the units, which are situated on The Birtles have been let with the final unit expected to be let in the near future.

The new accommodation replaces of a number of kiosks which were lost during the demolition of the Violet and Park Court flats in 2007.

Wythenshawe town centre manager, Victoria Nichol said: “The centre is really going from strength to strength at the moment and this new accommodation further expands the retail offer we are providing for our shoppers.

”We are working hard to ensure that we create a pleasant and safe environment for people to visit and have a number of exciting events lined up to bring more activity and new customers into Wythenshawe.”

Councillor Paul Andrews, Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services at Manchester City Council, said: “The new units in Wythenshawe are part of the renowned Manchester Markets, which have a great reputation for the quality and diversity of products on offer. In addition, the position of the Wythenshawe kiosks means that they are integrated into the town centre and are part of a wider shopping experience.”

The kiosks have been designed to complement the new Etrop Court development which will provide 100,000 sq ft of office and retail space. The developments symbolise growing confidence in the town centre which has experienced levels of higher footfall following a £100m regeneration programme implemented by St. Modwen since it took ownership of the town centre in 1996.

In partnership with Manchester City Council, St. Modwen has delivered significant enhancements to the town centre, brought in more retailers and created what is now a thriving retail-led town centre.

Pre-lets have been secured with national retailers Wilkinson and Netto to anchor the new development which is currently under construction and expect to open in summer 2011.

The traders operating out of the new kiosks include:

• Baker’s Den. Breads, pastries, and food to go

• Tolmanis Beauty. Afro Caribbean beauty goods and services

• The Fone Hive. Mobile phones and accessories

• Jems. Jewellery and repairs.

• Jenny’s Nailbar