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Up to 125 jobs could be created if plans are approved for a new “Local Centre” on the outskirts of Nottingham.

Supermarket Aldi has agreed to anchor the Local Centre which will also include four more retail units, a children’s day nursery and a pub. The proposals, at Teal Park in Netherfield, have been submitted to Gedling Borough Council. Subject to planning, it is hoped work on the new store and retail parade would start in autumn this year and be completed in spring 2022.

Warwick-based property company AC Lloyd Commercial and Nottingham-based Henry Davidson Developments (HDD) have secured planning permission for a 53,000 sq ft trade park and a 28,860 sq ft industrial unit at Teal Park. Storage Giant, Tool Station, Screwfix and Howdens have already agreed deals to open premises in new units of 30,000 sq ft, 4,000 sq ft, 5,000 sq ft and 6,000 sq ft respectively while the mixed-use site will also include a purpose-built care home for people with residential and residential dementia care needs.

Mark Edwards, managing director of AC Lloyd Commercial, said: “The Local Centre would create up to 125 FTE jobs for people at a difficult time due to Covid-19 and would be a further boost for the local economy,” he said. “Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, we have continued to attract interest in the site and the plans we have put forward to Gedling Borough Council include creating an additional four retail units at the same time as the Aldi supermarket. “We have received keen interest from operators for these units and negotiations are continuing.”

Richard Croft, director at HDD, added: “This would be another significant milestone for Teal Park and if planning is granted would bring forward much needed facilities for the growing community and a real boost for local job creation in these extremely challenging times.

“Teal Park is generating interest from a myriad of sectors which is adding to its appeal and our plans from the outset to create a development which was truly multi-purpose is coming to fruition. “Stainforth Construction is already on site and working in line with Government guidelines to build the units on the trade park which have already secured planning permission.”

Sam Metcalf, www.thebusinessdesk.com  |  25th January 2021

125 jobs take a step closer as mixed-use scheme revealed