Peel Announces £5m Investment Plans For Washington Retail Park

Following Lidl getting the green light for a new supermarket at Washington Retail Park, Peel Land and Property has announced its wider plans for a full revamp of the Sunderland Highway site.

More than £5 million is being invested in the redevelopment and refurbishment of the existing retail park with planning permission granted for three refurbished units and an additional 46,600 sq ft of retail warehouse development, in addition to the new Lidl supermarket.

More than £5 million is being invested in the redevelopment and refurbishment of the existing retail park with planning permission granted for three refurbished units, in addition to the new Lidl supermarket, providing an additional 4,567 sq ft of retail space to the park. This includes an additional food retail unit, a non-food retail unit plus a unit with consent for use as a coffee shop or sandwich shop.

Roger Wheeldon, Director of Development at Peel Land and Property, who own and manage Washington Retail Park, said: “The new Lidl supermarket forms part of our wider investment in Washington Retail Park and our plans for a full transformation of this site, including the refurbishment of existing units and a revamp of the overall look and feel of the retail park.

“Washington Retail Park is perfectly placed for excellent development opportunities and with our £5m investment and a number of exciting new retailers in the pipeline, we look forward to evolving this site and creating a very attractive new offering for the local catchment.”

Peel’s investment in the retail park will include new cladding on existing units, new signage, glazing and store entrances, plus a full redesign of the car park with new landscaping to complete the scheme.

Lidl will join existing retailers existing retailers at Washington Retail Park including B&M Bargains, JD Gyms, Franks Carpets and McDonalds.  The new supermarket and refurbished park will open in Summer 2019.



Stockport Retail Park extends free parking on evenings and Sundays

Stockport Retail Park, also known locally as the Peel Centre, has extended a promotional seasonal tariff, which includes FREE parking on evenings and Sundays, until end of July 2018.

The changes, which came into effect at the start of the year, means shoppers can now park for free from 5pm Monday to Friday, plus all day Sunday.

Daytime parking prices, Monday to Saturday, have also been reduced with shoppers being able to park for up to two hours for only £1 under the new tariff.

Adam Jolley, Asset Manager for Stockport Retail Park, said:
“Stockport Retail Park is a prominent retail destination within the heart of Stockport and we’re pleased to be able to extend our offer promotional parking throughout the summer. It’s the perfect opportunity to make the most of our wide range of stores, including a mix of fashion, homeware and lifestyle brands including Next, H&M, Toys R Us, New Look, TK Maxx and the newly opened Wilko store.”

Stockport Retail Park’s new car parking tariff are currently as follows:

Monday to Saturday

0 – 2hrs at £1
2 – 4hrs at £3.00
4 – 6hrs at £4.00
6 – 8hrs at £8.00 

FREE after 5:00pm Monday to Saturday

FREE on Sunday

One of the UK’s largest retail parks, Stockport Retail Park, located off the M60 motorway, is one of Manchester’s most accessible retail parks.

The mayor of Stockport officially opened the new Wilko store at Stockport Retail Park in October. Other brands at the popular retail park include GAP, New Look, TK Maxx, Argos, DFS, Boots, Frankie and Benny’s, KFC and Costa.

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Work starts on Gloucester's new multi-million pound Next store

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Construction has begun on the highly anticipated new Next store at Gloucester Retail Park, a project which forms part of a wider £14 million regeneration scheme by Peel Land and Property.

The eye-catching glass-fronted building will be one of Next’s new-look “dual-format” stores, the first in the South West of England, and includes two mezzanine floors, covering 28,000sqft, plus a café. It will sell a wide range of furniture and homeware as well as clothing.

Mark Whittaker, Group Property Director at Peel Land and Property, who own and manage Peel Retail Parks, said: “We’re pleased to confirm work has started on this exciting new project for Gloucester Retail Park, which is Next’s very latest design and will be a significantly high profile building for the city, attracting more shoppers to Gloucester.

“The new Next store forms part of our £14m investment in Gloucester Retail Park and in the city’s regeneration as a whole. With this building work now underway, we look forward to moving forward with the transformation of this site, with phase two including the refurbishment of remaining units, including the former cinema.

“Next is going to bring the ‘wow factor’ to the retail park, ultimately helping to widen the appeal of the city attracting more people to Gloucester.”           

Initial work carried out at the Gloucester Retail Park site includes creating site access while maintaining the retail car park and customer experience while the work takes place. Following this, work will begin on the foundations, drainage and site infrastructure works before the main build works take place.

Retail construction specialists Midas Retail Limited have been awarded the contract, with the main build works due to be completed and handed over to ‘Next’ in Autumn 2018. Next will then commence fit out works with an aspiration to be trading for Spring 2019.

The store will replace the existing Next store in Quedgeley and all staff will be relocated to Gloucester Retail Park.