GMI Construction Group PLC has been appointed by Hawkstone Vale Developments Ltd, working with Central England Co-op, to build the new Tamworth retail park development

The £22m development will be named Tame Retail and Trade Park and is located on the site of the former Co-op supermarket, on Ninian Way.

Demolition works and site preparation is already underway and construction is expected to take 52 weeks.

The fully regenerated site is scheduled to be open by March 2023.

Shoppers can expect to see a number of well-known brands and retailers including Lidl, B&M, KFC, Starbucks, Greggs and Subway as well as Travis Perkins upon opening.

Regeneration of a brand-new trade and retail destination

GMI divisional managing director Andy Bruce said: “This significant new development looks set to breathe new life into what was a redundant site and serve as a catalyst for the regeneration of the area creating new and substantial local employment and a brand-new trade and retail destination.

“We look forward to working closely with both Hawkstone and Central England Co-op and seeing the development rise out of the ground which when complete will be one of the Midlands premier retail and trade park destinations.”

Andrew Kirton, managing director of Hawkstone Vale, added: “It is great to see the work on the development progressing and the new development starting to take shape.

“We are delighted to have attracted Lidl, B&M and Travis Perkins for the retail and trade element of the Scheme, with Starbucks, Greggs and Subway providing the food and beverage offer.

80,000 sq ft development will boost local economy and create jobs

“We are confident this 80,000 sq ft development will help provide a great boost to the local economy and create hundreds of jobs for the local community in these uncertain times.

“GMI are already making great progress onsite and come with an exceptional pedigree in the delivery of high quality retail and trade park developments of this scale. Together with Central England Co-op we look forward to forging an excellent partnership.”

A spokesperson for Central England Co-op added: “We’re delighted to see GMI Construction Group PLC join the project at our former supermarket site in Ninian Way, Wilnecote to help create this exciting development and create a legacy for the local community, creating new and substantial local employment and a brand new trade and retail destination.

GMI have an excellent reputation for high-quality retail and trade developments

“GMI have an excellent reputation in the industry for delivering successful and high-quality retail and trade developments on a similar scale to that planned for Ninian Way and we’re excited to be working with them on this project.

“We would like to thank locals for their patience through this process and as construction works continue and we look forward to seeing this new future for the site come to life in the coming months.”

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