Croft Retail Park, Bromborough, Redsun, P, Inform Communications

The first phase of RedSun's mixed-use development in Bromborough has been completed. Credit: via Inform Communications

First phase finish for Redsun’s 70,000 sq ft Wirral build

Designed by Fletcher Rae Architects, the development is being built between the Croft Retail Park and Bromborough Industrial Estate.

Caddick Construction has delivered the first phase over the last 10-months, which consists of four trade counter units and an industrial unit.

Redsun has confirmed it is in detailed discussions with a single occupier to take a lease on the quartet of counter units at the 70,000 sq ft development.

Meanwhile part of the site has already been purchased by Gastronomy Properties for the creation of drive-thru units, and Lok’nStore has purchased the 24,000 sq ft industrial unit.

Gastronomy will be operating a Starbucks café and a Wendy’s fast-food restaurant under their UK franchise agreement.

Lok’nStore’s self-storage facilities are scheduled to be ready in October.

Planning consent is in place for these parts of the development and construction will start soon, and the second phase is due to begin later this year with another 30,000 sq ft of trade counter units being delivered on-site.

Nick Wightman, director at Redsun Projects, said: “We are pleased to deliver this high-quality development on time and in budget, a major testament to the design and construction team who brought our vision for this site to life.

“The exceptional standard of the scheme no doubt contributed to us securing such high-profile occupiers as the Starbucks and Wendy’s brands and Lok’nStore prior to the works being completed.

“We are already talking to businesses that are interested in taking space on the second and final phase on the site, which we hope to be on-site with shortly.”

Ian Gill, property director at Gastronomy Properties, added: “This site is a key strategic location for the expansion of our existing Starbucks portfolio and will enhance our presence on the Wirral.

“Through our development and property vehicle, Gastronomy Properties, and assisted by HSBC, we are able to purchase sites such as this for development for our own occupation and supporting operators.”

Tom Lampard, property director at Lok’nStore Group, said: “Lok’nStore has been looking for a suitable location in and around Croft Retail Park for some time, and the Redsun scheme delivered the right mix of prominent location and a high quality build.

“We are busy now fitting out the unit with the aim of opening to our first customers at the end of October this year.”

Dave Saville, regional managing director of Caddick Construction North West, added: “We’re very proud to have been involved in the first phase of development at Croft Retail Park and Bromborough Industrial Estate which, having secured high profile tenants, has proved the demand for high-quality industrial and retail space in the North West.

“Though we delivered a short build programme, we have ensured that we fulfilled our promise to upskill the future workforce during our time on site.”

Along with Caddick, Langton Development Services, Link Engineering, and KGA complete the rest of the project team.

On the purchase and lets Redsun was represented by B8 Real Estate and Legat Owen, while Gastronomy Foods and Lok’NStore represented themselves.

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