Deputy Leader of Portsmouth City Council, Councillor Luke Stubbs, officially marked the start of building works today on the new Portsmouth Retail Park on Binnacle Way.
Cllr Stubbs was guest of honour at the traditional turf cutting ceremony, hosted by the developer and contractor for the project, Simons Group, on site at the park in North Harbour.
The new retail park, expected to be completed in Spring 2018, will sit on land formerly owned by Tesco and bought by Portsmouth City Council in 2017, in a bid to generate up to £1m per year for local services.
The 70,000 sqft, £17m development will be anchored by Decathlon and Home Bargains and will also include Costa, Subway, Pure Gym, Jollyes, The Vet, Greggs and Explore Learning.
Simons Group Chief Executive, Tom Robinson, said the retail park will enhance what is already a great city. “It’s an exciting project for Simons Group and one which will bring further vitality to Portsmouth.”
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