Council praised over retail development

Artist's imprerssion of Gregory Property Group's 50,000 sq ft retail park on Great Eastern Way, Rotherham.
Artist's imprerssion of Gregory Property Group's 50,000 sq ft retail park on Great Eastern Way, Rotherham.
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Rotherham Council has won the praises of Gregory Property Group for its cooperation during the developer’s bid to build a 50,000 sq ft retail park on Great Eastern Way, Rotherham.

Work on the project, to be built on land owned by local recycling, hotel and pet products group business Ron Hull Jnr, starts in the summer after planners gave the go-ahead. The five-unit development on the 3.87 acre site, close to Parkgate, will be anchored by a 16,500 sq ft Aldi food store. Gregory Property Group says more than 70 per cent of the remaining floor space is under offer to three national retailers.

Director Richard Tovey said: “The site has been vacant for many years and we will be pleased to bring it back into use.

“Delivering a new Aldi fulfils a local need for an easily accessible discount food store as this was ‘lost’ to the area when the original Netto store was taken over by Asda.”

The site, on the corner of Broad Street and Great Eastern Way, is one mile from Rotherham town centre and was formerly owned by motor dealer Pendragon.

Remediation work was carried out two years ago and the site has been vacant since. GVA in Leeds is advising Gregory Projects on lettings and the Sheffield office of Knight Frank is acting for Ron Hull Jnr.