Construction on the Northern Tower Retail Park in Retford has commenced with Leeds-based contractors Castlehouse Construction appointed on the multi-million-pound flagship Lidl.
Development and investment group Strawsons Property confirmed that plans were approved by Bassetlaw District Council for the new 21,000 sq ft supermarket late last year, with building work now on track to complete mid-September.
“We are progressing well with the new build Lidl, despite challenging conditions since lockdown and are on track to complete the scheme,” said Phil Dewell, Construction Director at Castlehouse Construction.
“We are delighted to work with Strawsons Property to deliver another high-quality store for Lidl, marking another milestone in the supermarket’s ambitious expansion plans.”
Adam Jones of Strawsons Property added: “Lidl is a real coup for the Northern Tower Retail Park and we are delighted that building work has been able to progress at pace despite the complications caused by Coronavirus.
“It is great to see our first tenant’s new, purpose-built flagship store taking shape in what is a key part of the transformation from a dilapidated Victorian site into a vibrant part of the local community.”
Retail property consultants Space has been instructed alongside Worksop-based Brown & Co to oversee the marketing of the former Northern Rubber site, which is also home to Icon Aerospace’s head office, manufacturing and R&D facility.