Simons bags £25m Stafford shopping centre job

Aaron Morby 10 years ago
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Lincoln-based builder Simons Group has taken pole position for a £25m contract to build a shopping centre in Stafford.

Developer LXB Retail Properties is in detailed talks with the contractor to build shops at the former Bridge Street car park and Riverside Recreation Centre.

A contract for the job is expected to be signed shortly to allow demolition of the Bridge Street car park and enabling works on the Riverside Recreation Centre to get underway.

M&S has signed a pre-let for a 25-year lease to anchor the scheme in a 65,000 sq ft two storey unit.

Basement parking for 180 cars will be built underneath the two-storey M&S and the Bridge Street multi-storey car park will be replaced with a seven-storey parking lot offering 1,000 spaces.

Car park will be demolished to clear way for new multi-storey lot

Once this is complete the London developer intends to start on a Morrisons supermarket (Below) at the nearby Kingsmead site to the north, which will be connected by a pedestrian bridge over the river Sow.

 

 

 

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