Godwin announces first two to sign up retail space at Pineham Retail Park

Birmingham-based Godwin Developments has announced the first two occupiers on its Pineham neighbourhood retail site in Northampton.

The Midcounties Co-operative and Blossom Tree Day Nursery will be the first two tenants on the development which provides shops and services for the surrounding neighbourhood.

Godwin Developments acquired the site of approximately 1.1 acres from Taylor Wimpey Homes and are building 12,600 sq ft of retail and nursery space.

Co-op has taken 4,000 sq ft and Blossom Tree Day Nursery will move into the slightly larger unit of 4,550 sq ft.

Stuart Pratt, group development director and co-founder of Godwin Developments, said: “We are delighted to have secured Co-op and Blossom Tree Day nurseries as the first two tenants for the Pineham Neighbourhood centre.

“The overall development has now provided over 600 new homes as well as a new primary school opposite our site. We now have only two remaining retail units totalling 2,500 sq. ft and one D2 use class unit available.”

Alfred Bartlett, head of retail and leisure at Rapleys, said: “We are extremely pleased to have effected these key lettings and that Co-op and Blossom Tree Day Nurseries as anchor tenants, have been able to envisage the strategic benefits of the Pineham Neighbourhood centre, which not only serves the new primary school development and over 600 houses coming on stream but the existing Pineham village also as well as the adjoining Prologis Park and the wider distribution and business development just off junction 15A M1.

“The remaining units provide great opportunities for complementary retail, café or food to go operators.”

The site is situated only two miles from Sixfields leisure park, with its multiscreen cinema, bowling alley, gym and additional shopping facilities, and is located on the edge of Nene Valley Country Park, just a few minutes’ drive from the June 15A of the M1.

Godwin Developments was advised by Gideon Frater of Browne Jacobson.

Godwin Developments is an established regional developer which currently has ongoing residential and commercial developments across the UK including retail and private sector schemes. The company has offices in Birmingham, Nottingham and London.