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A new retail and leisure hub on Wellingborough’s London Road will be under construction within a matter of months, after Borough Council of Wellingborough Councillors voted unanimously to approve the plans on Wednesday night (30 April 2014).

The new development by the UK’s leading regeneration specialist St. Modwen sits on a key approach to Wellingborough’s town centre and will include a new discount foodstore, shop unit(s) and a Drive-Thru restaurant.

St. Modwen hopes to begin work on site in late Summer 2014 and Gary Morris, Senior Development Manager at St. Modwen said that names of the new stores would be confirmed soon:

“We’re delighted that Councillors’ have voted to approve this scheme, which will bring new stores and jobs to Wellingborough, to complement the town’s existing offer and regenerate this derelict site.

 “We are in advanced negotiations with a number of major UK stores to open in the new development and hope to make announcements in the coming weeks.”

Mr Morris also commented on the positive relationship established between St. Modwen and the Council. He added:

“It is refreshing to work with officers and Councillors who are so clearly focussed on delivering growth for Wellingborough. We are looking forward to continuing to work closely with the Council on the project and in the future.”