Council agrees David Evans site redevelopment
PLANS for a £30m redevelopment of the former David Evans store in
The proposal submitted by London-based Thurleigh Estates will provide 58,000 square feet of retail space in six units across three stores in a high street format.
And the scheme, approved by the Council yesterday, has already attracted two of the high street's biggest names, Zara and Slater.
Council Leader Chris Holley said, "It is great news, arguably the best news for shopping in the city centre for more than a decade.
"As I understand it, work at the site will start early in the New Year and the retailers will be moving in towards the end of 2007.
"Zara and Slater are both leading players in the retail world and their decision to come to
"The news will be a massive boost to our retailers in
The director of Thurleigh Estates, Roger Hamilton-Brown said, "We will be providing spacious, contemporary and flexible space to enhance the position of
Gareth Sullivan, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said, "
"The number of cranes on our skyline and the amount of construction work is proof that private investors are backing
"We will continue to build on this success to raise the profile and prosperity of
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