Whiteley Village Stores have now closed and the 20-week demolition programme is complete. Work on the construction phase of the £64m, 300,000sq ft scheme is well under way with a planned opening at the END of May 2013
The new Whiteley Village shopping Park will be designed to attract top tenants to suit market demand, it will have a completely new look including glazed elevations, attractive landscape and public realm providing a vibrant new shopping destination. Take the Video Tour.
- M&S is virtually complete
- All Steel frames are complete
- Roof coverings and solar cells have been installed
- Concrete Floor slabs have been completed
- Internal Partitions are larglely complete
- Glassing of shop fronts is underway
- Timber cladding is progressing
- Some service yards have been installed
- Highways works and bus laybys are underway.
Tesco and its car park has remained open during the works. There is a path through from the Meadowside through to Tesco to allow pedestrian access. The Meadowside Leisure Centre has remained open throughout the works.
Many major retailers are locating in Whiteley after the redevelopment. 70% of the retail floor area has been with "Marks and Spencer" (60,000 sq ft) and "Next" (19,500) sq ft set to become the cornerstones of the new development. H&M (18,200 Sq ft), Boots (12,300 sq ft), JD Sports (6,800 sq ft), Bank (6,300 sq ft), Sports Direct (10,700 sq ft), "Frankie & Benny’s" (4,000 sq ft) and Starbucks (2,500 sq ft) have also signed up. There will be around 50 units for local and national retailers, restaurants and cafés. To put this into perspective Gunwharf Quays is 425,000 sq ft and has 95 stores, 30 bars and restaurants while the M&S store in Fareham Shopping Centre is 24,000sq ft.
There will be 7 retail units located adjacent to the market square. There were more than 50 equiries for these and it is hoped these will be for local shops such as butchers and bakers.
The New Village will include 242,000 sq ft of retail, 58,000 sq ft of catering and amenities, 1136 free parking spaces and will create 1000 jobs. Its catchment area will be 1.2M people with a potential spending power of £3.1 billion.
The plans for the redevelopment are here: Winchester Planning
There is a site plan here.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:58