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Charity looking forward to meeting its neighbours at £30m Nottingham development

The retail units at Teal Park in Nottingham

The retail units at Teal Park in Nottingham

A charity which supports children, young people and families in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire is looking forward to meeting its neighbours at a £30 million mixed-use development.

Valley CiDS charity shop has opened its 2,000 sq ft premises at Teal Park, off the Colwick Loop Road in Netherfield, which has been jointly developed by Warwickshire-based AC Lloyd Commercial (ACL) and Nottingham-based retail development specialists Henry Davidson Developments (HDD).

The Lighthouse Charity Shop completes the retail units alongside Birds Bakery and Pizza Triangle which are already trading along with Aldi.

A planning application is underway for Popeyes®, famous for its legendary Chicken Sandwich and being the home of Louisiana heat, to open one of the first UK drive-thrus at Teal Park.

Ian Tannahill, CEO of Valley CiDS, said the charity was looking forward to meeting its neighbours and supporting children, young people and their families in the area.

He said: “Teal Park is the first of our new concept stores, where we have moved away from the traditional high street, offering the convenience of free parking outside for customers and donors and benefiting from the additional footfall generated by neighbouring businesses.  

“Opening at Teal Park also enables us to expand our Nottinghamshire portfolio of Lighthouse Charity Shops, each of which provide employment and volunteering opportunities in the local community, whilst in turn offering low-cost, pre-loved goods and thereby promoting the importance of sustainable retail practices. 

“Teal Park also represents our commitment to expand upon our existing service provision in the surrounding area through building local connections with schools and community groups that will enable us to support local children, young people and families.”

Mark Edwards, managing director at AC Lloyd Commercial, welcomed Valley CiDS to Teal Park.

He said: “There is a real mix of different types of retail units at Teal Park to attract all sections of the community and there is already a real buzz around the site.

“We are delighted Valley CiDS has chosen Teal Park to launch its new concept stores which will benefit local people as well as continuing to raise their profile in the city.

“This site was our first development in the East Midlands and it has been a tremendous success.”

Richard Croft, director at HDD, added: “The fact that the Local Centre is fully let underlines the demand for all these businesses which was our aim when we started to build Teal Park in 2019.

“Valley CiDS is already attracting a steady flow of customers just like the other businesses and we wish them the best of luck.”