Construction work on the highly anticipated Northern Tower Retail Park in Retford has commenced with Leeds-based contractors Castlehouse Construction appointed on the multi-million-pound flagship Lidl.
Leading development and investment group Strawsons Property confirmed that plans were approved by Bassetlaw District Council for the new 21,000 sq ft supermarket late last year, with building work now on track to complete mid-September.
Situated just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre, the Northern Tower development will enhance the retail choice and shopping experience available in the local area.
Part of a long-term relationship with the retailer, this is the 22nd store constructed by Castlehouse Construction on behalf of Lidl.
Phil Dewell, Construction Director, Castlehouse Construction commented:
“We are progressing well with the new build Lidl, despite challenging conditions since lockdown and are on track to complete the scheme. We are delighted to work with Strawsons Property to deliver another high-quality store for Lidl, marking another milestone in the supermarket’s ambitious expansion plans.”
Adam Jones of Strawsons Property commented:
“Lidl is a real coup for the Northern Tower Retail Park and we are delighted that building work has been able to progress at pace despite the complications caused by Coronavirus.
“It is great to see our first tenant’s new, purpose-built flagship store taking shape in what is a key part of the transformation from a dilapidated Victorian site into a vibrant part of the local community.
“Lidl is a growing supermarket brand and well known for its quality products at incredible value to shoppers. It will serve the local community well.
“Similarly, interest from other potential tenants remains strong given the location and excellent connectivity of the Northern Tower site and we’re looking forward to announcing new retailers soon once the retail sector fully reopens its doors,” continued Adam Jones.
Leading retail property consultants Space has been instructed alongside Worksop-based Brown & Co to oversee the marketing of the former Northern Rubber site, which is also home to Icon Aerospace’s head office, manufacturing and R&D facility.
Strawsons Property is a private property development and investment group with more than 50 years’ experience. The company focuses on developments and schemes that meet local needs and aspirations – spanning office, residential, industrial and mixed-use sectors.