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WALSALL CARPETS OPENS AT ST. MODWEN’S £50 MILLION HEDNESFORD REGENERATION SCHEME

Long established flooring specialist Walsall Carpets has opened a branch at ‘Chase Gateway’, part of St. Modwen’s £50 million transformation of Hednesford town centre. 

Established in 1974, the growing retailer is leasing a 1,250 sq ft unit on Rugeley Road, joining existing retailers Barnardos, Whitehouse Brothers Meat Market, Boyd’s Hair Design and Hednesford Bingo. An Aldi supermarket is under construction and is set to open this summer. 

Victoria Shopping Park, the other part of the scheme located just a walk away, boasts Tesco, Costa Coffee, Pets Corner, Phones 4u and Lloyds Pharmacy in addition to a 640 space car park and new bus stops. 

St. Modwen development surveyor Mark Watkins said: “Walsall Carpets is the latest name to join the line-up of traditional high street stores and independent retailers keen to take advantage of the prime position and growing footfall at our Hednesford regeneration scheme. Talks are underway with several other retailers and we expect to confirm names soon.” 

Cheetham & Mortimer and Ramsdens are the joint letting agents acting on behalf of St. Modwen for the scheme. 

Conor Mulloy, associate partner at Cheetham & Mortimer, said: “This commitment from Walsall Carpets shows that the ten acre Chase Gateway development has quickly established itself as a thriving retail destination for the area. Combined with the other leading names that have recently joined the Victoria Shopping Park element of the regeneration, St. Modwen is fast achieving its vision of providing Hednesford with a vibrant, quality shopping and leisure experience.” 

Construction began on the town centre scheme in April 2011 after St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, was granted planning approval by Cannock Chase Council.