Monday, 8 May 2006

Re-development of Roseberry Square underway

Demolition of the northern block of Roseberry Square will allow work to commence on the new district shopping centre that is set to replace the unsightly, vandalism plagued, 1960’s facility.

Following long, drawn out, negotiations with existing leaseholders, an agreement was signed on 7th April 2006, between the Council and Bellway & Persimmon, who in turn entered into a sub-agreement with Stirling Capital on the same day.

Stirling Capital are the developers for the commercial elements of the project. Bellway & Persimmon are the developers for the residential element.

Stirling Capital have appointed York House Construction as their main contractor.

The first phase of demolition, will remove the northern, unoccupied block, Oasis Public House, the Health Clinic and the Youth & Community Centre. It was due to begin in the week commencing 8th May 2006 and due to complete 5 weeks later.

The second phase of demolition the remaining shopping includes Ladbrooks, Bells, Scott-Chem, Johnson Dentist, and the Library. It is currently scheduled for mid to end February 2007 and will follow the completion and fit-out of the long awaited new district shopping centre.

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