St Modwen Developments Ltd has obtained planning consent for a canalside 10,219 sq m (110,000 sq ft) non-food retail warehouse park on the edge of Worcester city centre.
The scheme, which spans the Birmingham and Worcester Canal, occupies an 8.65 acre site which has been assembled over a number of years.
It includes a new pedestrian bridge and pub and restaurant with a canal frontage. A replacement road bridge at Tallow Hill will also be constructed to create a new eastern gateway into the city.
Improvements are also planned to the canal towpath and mooring facilities provided for narrow boats and cruisers.
Work on the two-phase development is expected to begin next January and the first phase will be completed in time for trading Christmas 2001.
Nick Kay of St Modwen said: “We will be carrying out a prestigious scheme in a high profile location. Already we have attracted an encouraging level of interest from national retailers.”
St Modwen has appointed Ramsdens as letting agent.
For further information contact Nick Kay of St Modwen Developments on 0121-456-2800. Issued by Paul Raymer of Howle Chapman Raymer (0121-236-7771).