Work to start on major Doncaster retail scheme

The planned scheme at Waterdale
The planned scheme at Waterdale
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Work is set to start on a major Doncaster town centre retail scheme.

Builders will start work on the redevelopment of Young Street car park in Waterdale in the town centre this weekend.

The redevelopment includes plans for a two storey building, incorporating 11,000 sq ft of ground floor retail space and a further 11,000 sq ft of space on the first floor, planned for a variety of uses, including office, leisure and restaurants. Work is expected to be completed in early 2017. Other improvement works will also take place on existing buildings close to the Young Street car park to improve the retail experience for shoppers and residents.

In preparation for the start of work on site, the Young Street car park will be permanently closed from today. The underground car park at Waterdale Shopping Centre and Princegate car park will provide existing users of this car park with safe and secure parking alternatives.

St. Modwen has been asking users of the Young Street car park to keep their tickets throughout April in order to receive free parking in the underground car park throughout May, June and July. Each ticket provides one free stay. In addition, visitors to Waterdale Shopping Centre have the opportunity to win one month’s free parking by simply liking the competition post on the Waterdale Shopping Centre Facebook page before 30th April.

St. Modwen has further invested in Waterdale Shopping Centre through the recent purchase of 31 Cleveland Street, occupied by Sofia Furniture. This acquisition will allow improvements to be made to a key part of the centre in future phases of regeneration.

Paul Brustad, Development Manager at St. Modwen, said: “Over the coming weeks and months, visitors to Waterdale Shopping Centre will notice a significant level of activity around the centre as we begin the next phase of regeneration work. Our plans include improvements to some of the existing buildings in the centre but also work to deliver a more modern and attractive retail and leisure environment to the area, which we are confident will drive greater investment and interest in the town.

“We are excited to bring forward our plans for a revitalised Waterdale Shopping Centre, which will benefit local business and the local community alike.”