London-based developer Salmon Harvester now has the green light for a 150,000 sq ft mixed-use development on Spinning Jenny Way in Leigh town centre.
The former Quinn radiator factory site will be home to a 110,000 sq ft Tesco supermarket, a seven screen Cineworld cinema and four restaurants.
The developer, a joint venture between Salmon Harvester Properties and NFU Mutual, will open up access to the nearby Bridgewater Canal.
Doug Stewart, chief executive of Salmon Harvester, said: “We are delighted with the approval and anticipate construction completion during 2011, with a full opening before Christmas next year.”
Last month, Alard Properties won planning consent to build another major mixed-use development, on the other side of the canal to the Salmon Harvester scheme, close to Leigh town centre, which will be known as Bridgewater Place.
The Alard masterplan, prepared by HOW Planning includes 103,000 sq ft of offices and light industrial space, 320 family homes, and 6,500 sq ft of small local retail units.