A major step forward has been taken in the construction of a £30 million multi-purpose site in Nottingham.
Warwick-based property development company AC Lloyd Commercial and Nottingham-based Henry Davidson Developments (HDD) have already agreed deals with Storage Giant, Tool Station, Screwfix and Howdens to open new units at Teal Park off the Colwick Loop Road in Netherfield.
Work on the 53,000 sq ft trade park and an industrial unit of 28,860 sq ft started in early January by Stainforth Construction.
Passers-by will now see construction work is well underway with the steel frames having been built and cladding work now underway.
Sub-contractors have been appointed which includes groundworkers, steel fixers and cladding contractors with 2,530 people currently working on-site.
As part of the phased construction at the 20-acre site, the national food store operator Aldi will anchor the Local Centre which will also include four more retail units, a children’s day nursery and a pub if planning permission is approved by Gedling Borough Council.
A state-of-the-art care home for people with residential and residential dementia care needs, which is being operated by LNT Care Developments, is already open as part of Phase One at Teal Park.
Approximately 50 full-time jobs have been created at the care home, which includes a cinema, garden room, library, hairdressing salon, coffee shop and tea shop, and 66 en-suite bedrooms with wet rooms.
Mark Edwards, managing director of AC Lloyd Commercial, said work is currently going to plan for this phase of Teal Park and is due to be completed this autumn.
“Despite all the uncertainly caused by Covid-19, our construction programme remains on track and we are adhering to all the Government guidelines,” he said.
“The weather has generally been kind to us in the initial stages of getting the main frames of the trade park and industrial unit underway and it is fantastic to see it really taking shape.
“On the wider site, the LNT care home has now been completed and it is great to see that residents have already moved in and are starting to receive the high-level of care that they need.”
Richard Croft, director at HDD, added: “It’s great to see the activity on site and, coupled with our marketing campaign, has certainly drummed up significant interest in the remaining trade units with a number of offers from new occupiers under discussion.
“Should the Aldi planning application be approved, we will then be able to bring forward the new Local Centre also which combined with the construction of the employment units and the care home is fantastic news for delivery of the mixed used commercial scheme and the associated jobs.”