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Maple Grove eyes 2019 completion for Hattersley retail

Tameside Council has given Maple Grove the go-ahead to start work on a 60,000 sq ft retail centre in Hattersley with the development set to complete by Christmas next year.

Designed by Bowman Riley Architects, the £13m project will include a 19,000 sq ft food store, nine retail units totalling around 40,000 sq ft, and a 1,800 sq ft drive-thru café or restaurant.

The food store has already been taken by Lidl as an anchor tenant.

Existing buildings on site are due to be demolished ahead of Maple Grove, part of the Eric Wright Group, starting on site in January next year, with a completion date set for the end of the year.

Maple Grove first secured outline planning approval in February 2015, and supported by Indigo Planning, its reserved matters application for the site has now been granted consent.

Andrew Dewhurst, director at Maple Grove, said: “The scheme is commercially driven with a Lidl foodstore as the crucial anchor, and three other retailers currently already on board.

“Through the granting of this reserved matters consent, the Council’s long-term aspirations for a new district centre in Hattersley and the many associated benefits, such as job creation, will be realised”.

The joint letting agents for the project at Brady’s and Reid Rose Gregory.

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