Construction begins on Liverpool regeneration scheme

WCN Editorial Team 10 Oct 2016 EUROPE BUILDINGS

UK-based regeneration specialist St. Modwen Properties has begun construction on the £150M regeneration scheme on Great Homer Street in Liverpool, UK.

‘Project Jennifer’ is being delivered by St. Modwen in partnership with Liverpool City Council and Sainsbury’s.

The project will include the construction of new homes, a Sainsbury’s supermarket, and a district centre.

It will also include 7,400sq m of retail space, 900 free customer car parking spaces, a petrol filling station, a McDonald’s restaurant and improved public spaces.

McLaughlin & Harvey has been appointed by Sainsbury’s to build the new 6,200sq m supermarket. Construction work on the facility started in September 2016.

St. Modwen has selected Caddick Construction to develop the new district centre, with work expected to commence shortly on site.

St. Modwen projects director Paul Batho said: “The commencement of construction work of the new Sainsbury’s and the district centre is a major milestone in the delivery of the regeneration of Great Homer Street and begins the countdown to project completion next year.

“There is a substantial investment being made in this part of the city and, when complete, Sainsbury’s and the new district centre will boost the local economy bringing much needed jobs and vibrancy to this important part of the city.”

The new supermarket and district centre are scheduled to open in May 2017. The project will create more than 1,000 jobs in the region.

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