Every unit at the new Technology Retail Park will be occupied when it opens next year, its developers have announced.
The 110,000 sq ft retail park has secured lettings from Homebase, Wickes, Pets at Home and Bensons For Beds.
Homebase has taken a 48,751 sq ft unit plus 10,000 sq ft for a garden centre; Wickes has taken a 26,597 sq ft unit plus 10,000 sq ft for a garden and external compound area; Pets at Home has taken a 9,942 sq ft unit; and Bensons for Beds has taken a 9,613 sq ft unit. These floor areas include first floor mezzanine space.
The retail park is due to open in September 2015.
Peter Rudd, senior development surveyor at St. Modwen, the company behind the plans, said: “We have secured a great tenant line up prior to starting on site, which demonstrates the demand for units of this size and the strength of the site’s location. The new Technology Retail Park will play a central part of our new multi-million pound urban community on Technology Drive and is great news for shoppers and the local economy.”
St Modwen’s latest announcement for the Leicester Road development site follows the recent opening of the Greene King pub and the sale of land to Taylor Wimpey for new housing. The final phase will include a further 175 homes, with public open spaces and landscaping.
St Modwen’s residential business, St Modwen Homes, is currently onsite constructing 180 new apartments and houses at Edison Place.