Ambitious plans for the final phase of Wheatley Hall Road retail park have been unveiled.
Developer St Modwen have submitted proposals to Doncaster Council to create shops, cafes and restaurants on the site which already includes a huge Dunelm store and a new Marston’s pub and restaurant called The House Martin.
The plans include a 12,000 square foot trade counter unit and 8,300 sq ft of additional units, which will provide provision for eight restaurant, cafe or hot food takeaway outlets.
Planning permission is also in place for a Goals Soccer Centre – an indoor football venue.
The milestone marks a significant step forward in the development of the 13-acre site and forms part of St Modwen’s plans to bring investment and jobs as well as leisure and recreational facilities to the area.
Richard Bannister, St Modwen development manager, said: “We are delighted with the progression of our Wheatley Hall Road site and know that the jobs created by the new Dunelm store and Marston’s public house are already having a positive impact on the local economy.
“Our latest proposals will deliver the final phase of redevelopment at this prominent site in Doncaster, providing further investment and job opportunities to the local area.
“We’re already receiving a significant amount of enquiries for the units, which demonstrates the demand for quality commercial space in Doncaster.”
The park has been built on the site of the former Cooper Lighting factory, more commonly known as Cromptons, with the factory still operating from part of the premises on Wheatley Hall Road.
St Modwen is also involved in the redevelopment of another of Doncaster’s shopping complexes – the refurbishment of the crumbling Waterdale mall in the town centre.
The company bought the shopping centre last year and plans include a refurbishment of the centre while new branding is also being developed as well as marketing plans to generate interest and drive footfall.
New retailers have also begun trading.