Yorkshire-based Caddick Construction has begun work on a major new retail park in the region.
The company was awarded the circa £20 million contract for Kirkstall Bridge Shopping Park earlier this year. The development will create circa 120,000sq ft of retail space, becoming an exciting new destination for retailers and shoppers.
The work coincides with the recent Kirkstall Forge announcement, where a new railway station and access road will be completed by summer next year.
The highly anticipated shopping park, which is set to be trading by Christmas 2015, has already confirmed an impressive list of tenants. Pre-lets include BHS, JD Sport, Outfit, M&S, Costa Coffee and Pure Gym.
Andrew Murray, managing director at Caddick Construction, said: “Securing this major project in Kirkstall is a great addition to our retail portfolio of work. This is an exciting time for the region and we’re proud to have been chosen to deliver this sensational project.
“We have a vast amount of retail experience, having recently undertaken work on the new Vangarde Shopping Park in York, the Ellesmere Shopping Centre, in Walkden, and the shopping parade in Rotherham.
“We’re also currently finalising refurbishment work to The Core Shopping Centre, in Leeds city centre, which will complete next month. These projects demonstrate our capability in delivering high quality retail projects from £1 million to £30 million.”
Nick Heath of Metric Property Kirkstall Ltd, said: “We are pleased to be working with Caddick Construction and it’s great to see the first stages of the new Kirkstall Shopping Park moving along with the demolition of the old BHS building.
“We have already completed some exciting deals, bringing quality brands such as JD Sport, M&S, Costa Coffee and Pure Gym. to the area.
“The combined leisure and retail creates an attractive shopping destination and as such we continue to receive positive interest in the site.”
Caddick Construction will be working alongside Rowney Sharman Project Consultants Ltd, Corstorphine + Wright Architects, Macgregor Smith Landscape Architecture, Quantum Consulting LLP, Evolve Consulting Engineers, Shore Engineering Ltd, TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle and SCP Transport.