St Modwen has appointed Caddick Construction to start work next month on 20,000 sq ft of retail development in Crosby town centre.
The project will include the full-scale refurbishment of the existing Glenn Buildings North and Glenn Buildings South as well as the replacement of number 10 Moor Lane with a two-storey retail and leisure unit. The units are due to complete before Christmas 2017. The scheme will deliver units ranging from 645 sq ft to 9,770 sq ft.
David Nuttall, development manager, St Modwen, said: “We acquired the assets in Crosby just over 12 months ago and it was clear that the village centre needed a lift. We are confident the new scheme will breathe new life into the traditional high street, preserving and modernising the attractive 1930s buildings while delivering new accommodation suitable for modern retailers.”
St Modwen agreed a new 10-year lease with Home Bargains and refurbished around 4,500 sq ft of office space, which is 70 % let.
Lambert Smith Hampton is the sole letting agent. The project team includes RPS as project manager and employer’s agent, JM Architects, NJL Planning, Hopkins Coates on mechanical and electrical engineering, and structural engineer Rodgers Leask.