The developer has secured planning permission for 20,000 sq ft of dining and retail space at Alderley Park, its science-led development in Cheshire.
Bruntwood’s food and drink investment will include an 8,000 sq ft pub and restaurant in the grade two-listed Tenants Hall, a farm shop in the former Stanley Arms and 21 newly created hotel rooms.
Bruntwood said that it is already in talks with potential operators and is keen to hear from restaurant and boutique hotel businesses.
The planning application was submitted by GVA How Planning. Bridge Architects has worked with Planit IE and a range of specialist consultants to develop the scheme.
Andrea George, head of retail and leisure leasing for Bruntwood, said: “The planning approval offers a great opportunity to create a beautiful, thriving new leisure and dining destination.
“The restaurant will become the heart of the new community and mark a new era for Alderley Park as it transforms into a place for the local community, residents and businesses to visit and enjoy”.
Bruntwood said that this will be the first time the footpaths and woodland at the park, formerly the headquarters of AstraZeneca, will be accessible to the local public.
Even ahead of Royal London’s move to the 100,000 sq ft Parklands, the park is home to around 2,000 people, the property company said, with more than 1m sq ft built out.
PJ Livesey is converting the stables complex into townhouses, alongside a new build apartment block, while PH Homes is also working on housing.