DWD provides planning advice to Hammerson in respect of Ravenhead Retail Park in St. Helens, which forms part of its UK retail warehouse portfolio.
The Retail Park provides over 30,000 sqms of non-food retail floorspace in an out-of-centre location. Work has included securing planning permission for a number of restaurant pods, the subdivision of and inclusion of a full cover mezzanine within the former Curry’s Unit (Unit 11) to provide a combined floorspace of in excess of 7,000 sqms.
In 2018 DWD secured permission for the relaxation of the goods condition for Unit 11 to allow M&S to occupy 3,700 sq m of space with the remainder available for other open A1 non-food retailers. The permission has helped ensure that M&S, part of the St. Helens’ retail scene for 90 years, remains within the town following the closure of its branch in the Hardshaw Centre. The new store includes a food hall and customer café.
For more information on this project please contact Geoff Bullock