Major regeneration work in Stratford-upon-Avon is just weeks away after a construction firm was appointed.
Buckingham Group Contracting has been appointed to deliver the £30 million redevelopment of the Town Square scheme.
Enabling work is already beginning on the scheme, with demolition commencing at the beginning of February.
The aim is for Town Square – which will be renamed Bell Court as part of the redevelopment – to become a high quality destination within the heart of Stratford, delivering more than 70,000 sq ft of retail, restaurant and leisure space.
UK & European Investments has already announced that a 12,000 sq ft Everyman cinema will anchor the development. Additionally, a deal has been signed with Byron that will see a 3,860 sq ft specialist hamburger restaurant opening.
John Stacey, Asset Management Director at UK & European Investments, said: “Following planning approval at the end of 2015, we are now in a position where we can move forward with delivering Bell Court.
“Over the next couple of weeks, we will begin to see hoarding being put in place around the site as part of the enabling works and following this, Buckingham Group Contracting will commence demolition at the beginning of February. Access to the site will be restricted throughout the construction process to ensure that the development works can be undertaken safely.
“We will be working closely with our team to ensure that the project is completed with minimum disruption.
“For many years, this area has been seen as an eyesore so I’m sure the beginning of construction will be widely welcomed by the local community.”