Speller Metcalfe wins £20m shopping centre revamp

Aaron Morby 7 years ago
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Property investor Salmon Harvester Opportunity Fund has appointed Speller Metcalfe to build its £20m redevelopment of the Cathedral Square shopping centre in Worcester.

The local contractor starts work later this month with the project due to complete in Spring 2017.

The work focuses on redeveloping the southern end of the shopping centre, creating a new terrace level overlooking the Cathedral with eight new restaurants, a reconfigured Travelodge hotel, additional retail space, gym, coffee shop and new public square.

A public square is being jointly funded with Worcestershire County Council and Worcester City Council.

Des O’Neill, Managing Director at Speller Metcalfe, said: “This is a fantastic scheme for Worcester, which will regenerate the existing Cathedral Plaza shopping centre and draw visitors into the local area.

“Speller Metcalfe is delighted to be a part of such an important scheme, and as a Worcestershire contractor it is important to us that the project will provide opportunities for local employment.”

Salmon Harvester Opportunity Fund is advised by DMR, Hartnell Taylor Cook and Johnson Fellows.

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