Council hunts for Mansfield shops scheme developer

Aaron Morby 12 years ago
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Mansfield District Council is hunting for development partners to build two key retail schemes expected to be worth up to £70m.

The first site Stockwell Gate North is the old bus station, which will be closed when Kier Marriott completes a £12m job to build a modern bus interchange.

The council has also put the site of the town’s old indoor market up for grabs to be regenerated as a site for major retailers in the town centre.

Council chiefs said they were willing to enter discussions with developers to increase the scope of either project.  Between four and six operators will be invited to tender.

Interested firms have until 28 April to prequalify. Click for PQQ

Over the next 10 years, the landscape of Mansfield Town Centre will be changed as regeneration work in the town speeds up.

    Nine development sites identified in Mansfield masterplan

  • Stockwell Gate North – the site of the existing bus station, earmarked for a primarily retail development. Development scheduled for 2013.
  • Stockwell Gate South – the former Courtaulds factory site. A private sector development of mixed-use retail and leisure with outline planning permission already granted.
  • Transport Interchange – to be built on land between Station Road and Quaker Way, it will see the relocation of the existing bus station. Construction scheduled to start in 2010.
  • Strategic Employment site – to be created near the junction of Belvedere Street and Victoria Street on 365sq metre site. This is at a feasibility stage.
  • Old Town Halldevelopment of the former Indoor Market site at the rear of the site on Queen Street. A feasibility study underway.
  • The Living Centre – an iconic gateway building on the site of the former Queen’s Head pub. Construction work due to start in 2010.
  • White Hart development – a mixed use of retail, office space, leisure and residential development on land bounded by White Hart Street, Dame Flogan Street and Church Street, including the restoration of the Maltings building. Planning permission is in place, development due to start in 2010.
  • Mansfield Brewery site – the site is currently being marketed by Eddisons and provides a superb regeneration opportunity. The site is expected to include primarily employment uses, with some residential development.
  • The Riverside an area next to the River Maun, bordering St Peter’s Way identified as having great potential for mixed uses, mainly employment but possibly including retail and residential – alongside an attractive area of public open space.

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