Multi-million retail development to create more jobs

Multi-million retail development to create more jobs

Construction has begun on a new multi-million pound development at a North East retail park set to create more jobs in new outlets including Costa Coffee, EE and an unnamed third operator.

Sunderland-based building contractor Brims Construction is leading the work at the Belvedere Retail Park, at Kingston Park, Newcastle, which will also see improvements to the existing TK Maxx and Spots Direct outlets.

The scheme will also result in the demolition of an office block which used to be the main North East offices for regional housebuilder Barratt.

The demolition will lead to the creation of an additional 77 car parking spaces and further traffic measures to ease congestion.

Paul Nixon, a partner at the Newcastle office of project managers Henry Riley, said: “This is a

high performing retail park with some key tenants already in place such as Matalan, TK Maxx and Sports Direct.

“This new development on the north west corner of the site will see the arrival of a number of much sought-after new tenants - creating around two dozen new jobs - and improving the appeal of this already popular park.”

Jason Wood, director at Brims Construction, said: “As a business with a great deal of experience in all forms of contracts we are delighted to have secured the contract on this prestigious retail park.

“The work got underway in June and we are expecting it to be completed and opened by the end of the year.”



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