A ten-acre former piggeries site at Hungerford, Berkshire, has been acquired by Shaw Park Developments, a joint venture between St Modwen Properties PLC and the vendor, the Wills Family, to be redeveloped to create a major canal marina and mixed-use scheme on the Kennet & Avon Canal.
The canalside site on Bath Road, two miles from the town centre, has detailed planning consent for a 120-berth marina, a hotel, pub/restaurant, a hertiage museum and small business units.
Rupert Joseland, St Modwen’s South West regional manager, said: “This is a good opportunity to turn a derelict piggery into an excellent facility on the Kennet & Avon Canal, which has the full support of British Waterways.
“The marina and other elements of the scheme, including the hotel and pub/restaurant will provide a destination for both canal and road users. Now that planning permission has been granted, we will be looking to commence works this summer with a marina operator.”
For further information contact Rupert Joseland on 0117 316 7780. Issued by Paul Raymer of Howle Chapman Raymer (0121-236-7771).