Here it is . . the £5million dream for an old factory

An artist's impression of a proposed �5 million development of the former Tyco Electronics Factory on Wheatley Hall Road, Doncaster.
An artist's impression of a proposed �5 million development of the former Tyco Electronics Factory on Wheatley Hall Road, Doncaster.
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THIS is how a former factory is set to be transformed into a leisure and retail complex as part of a £5 million regeneration scheme.

A family friendly pub and ten all weather football pitches could be built on the former Tyco factory in Wheatley Hall Road in a move which is expected to create a number of jobs.

Developers are also proposing to build a number of business premises on the land in Wheatley Hall Road.

Regeneration specialists St Modwen has submitted a planning application in conjunction with Cooper Lighting which continues to operate from the plot it shared with the electronics firm until its closed last year.

As well as a Goals football centre complete with changing rooms and a pub, Birminghham-based St Modwen is wanting to build retail units as well as improve parking for Cooper Lighting staff.

Developers say the scheme will bring much-needed recreational facilities to Wheatley.

Stephen Prosser, Yorkshire director for St Modwen, said: “We have spent some considerable time consulting with Doncaster Council and Cooper Lighting in order to go forward with the proposals.

“Our over-riding aim has been to ensure that Cooper Lighting’s long term future is secured and that a significant number of jobs are maintained – and indeed created - on this vital site for Doncaster.”

The planning application outlines a car showroom and a trade centre could be among the possible businesses to be built as part of the scheme.

A decision on whether Doncaster Council will grant planning permission for the development is expected this summer.