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Homebase, Wickes, Bensons for Beds and Pets At Home are all now open for business at the new Technology Retail Park in Rugby.

Developed by the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, St. Modwen, the retail park forms part of the £70million mixed use redevelopment of the former Alstom site. It was 100 per cent pre-let to retailers before construction began last year and has since been sold to a client of Aberdeen Asset Management.

Peter Rudd, senior development surveyor at St. Modwen, said: “Technology Retail Park really complements the rest of our Rugby regeneration scheme, which is a true mixed use development that includes a college, housing and employment. We only conceived the idea for the retail park in 2013, so to have planned, developed and sold it within two years is a real achievement for St. Modwen and the team.”

A spokesperson for Pets at Home said: “We’ve been looking forward to coming back to Rugby for a long time and are thrilled to occupy a purpose-built store at the Technology Drive Retail Park.

“With the addition of a larger customer offer, Groom Room and Vets4Pets practice, we have also been able to recruit more colleagues from the local community.

“So far our new Rugby store is surpassing all expectations and we look forward to welcoming even more pet owners to the store.”

Technology Retail Park can be accessed from Technology Drive. Elsewhere on the 82 acre site, St. Modwen has facilitated delivery of land to Warwickshire College and hundreds of homes are now under construction via St. Modwen’s housebuilding business St. Modwen Homes and Taylor Wimpey.