Sainsbury’s has submitted a revised planning application for a 40,000 sq ft foodstore to anchor St Modwen’s Project Jennifer development in North Liverpool.
Subject to planning approval, Sainsbury’s plans to begin construction on site by the summer, with the store opening in spring 2017.
The development on Great Homer Street has spent a decade working through the planning process due to various aspects being altered, reflecting changes in market demand since the supermarket committed to the scheme in 2010.
The anchor supermarket has been reduced in size from 110,000 sq ft gross, 60,000 sq ft net trading floor area, to 67,000 sq ft gross, 40,000 sq ft net. Sainsbury’s is also delivering 23,000 sq ft of smaller retail units.
St Modwen has planning permission for 80,000 sq ft of retail space, let to other operators, which is due to open to coincide with the completion of the Sainsbury’s store next year.
Preparation works at Project Jennifer are due to complete this month. Liverpool City Council is also undertaking £6m of highway improvements around the scheme, including a new traffic signal junction, an access road to the development site and resurfacing. The roadworks will mean lane restrictions, temporary signals and night-time closures until September 2016.
Turley is advising Sainsbury’s, Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson is the architect.