PWA worked with Hammerson and Tesco to achieve detailed planning consent for an increased 152,000 sqft food store and 40,000 sqft retail warehouse offer incorporating key sustainability initiatives and drainage solutions.
PWA was appointed to develop a feasibility study masterplan to extend the St Oswald’s Retail Park, located on the former cattle market site in Gloucester. The focus of the masterplan for Hammerson was to engage with Tesco and facilitate an enlarged replacement store on the site and to demonstrate the residual site could be developed for new homes.
This objective was achieved and PWA were then instructed by Tesco to submit a detailed planning application for a new store (incorporating a mezzanine trading floor) with a GIA of 152,000 sqft alongside 40,000 sqft of retail warehousing for bulky goods. The scheme featured a wide range of sustainability initiatives and resolved key drainage issues to the satisfaction of the Environment Agency. Planning consent was granted for the scheme in November 2011.
PWA has also been involved with the asset management of the original park, submitting a planning application for the subdivision of the Comet Unit in 2013 and advising on the introduction of a new A3 pod unit.
St. Oswald’s Retail Park, Gloucester
Grantchester Properties (Gloucester) Ltd
As part of a number of asset management projects for Hammerson on the retail park, PWA secured planning consent and oversaw construction of the subdivided Comet Unit into two mezzanine-capable units with updated fenestration to suit modern day retailing.
Hammerson asked PWA to look at ways in which the existing asset could be improved leading to the sub-division and improved fenestration of the existing Comet store. The treatment was designed to be rolled out across the remainder of the existing terrace in the future to meet the requirements of modern day retailers.
The scheme was successfully completed in late 2013 and the occupiers are Wren Kitchens and Tapi.