Published On: Sat, Feb 16th, 2013

New Shops To Open In High Chelmer Shopping Centre

 

High Chelmer Shopping Centre have been given permission from the Chelmsford City Council, for an extention to go ahead to accomodate more shops on the west section of the centre.High Chelmer Shopping Centre

This will add an extra 3,000 to 5,000 sq ft of retail space, which will see four extra shops and new toilet facilities built.

Mick McDonagh is High Chelmer’s Manager, and he said, “The extra room for shops will help with enticing businesses to the city. The proposals are based on what the market is set to move towards. We are looking forward to deliver the extra retail space for the centre of Chelmsford. The main reason why we are redeveloping this part of the centre is because of how we anticipate what the retail market will look like in the future. Businesses seem to be focusing more on larger stores which is something this extension will give. The centre has received interest in filling the unit formerly used by JJB Sports, which closed down in October, although there is no indication when a new business will move in. Recently we’ve had some interest in the former JJB unit, though at the moment we’re still going through the details of these.”

Neil Gulliver, who is the Councillor responsible for the planning and economic development, said, “The plans will help boost the city centre and attract businesses in. Shops who are doing well seem to be doing so because they have a certain sized store which is moving up into larger stores. It is important we make sure the right types of shop units are available in terms of size, so we must ensure the shops in town are meeting demands.”

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