A long-stalled retail park plan for a swathe of empty land near Preston city centre is due to see work start in June.Advertisement
Queens Retail park, off Queen Street, has secured Aldi as its flagship supermarket for the site.
The discount retailer is to occupy an 18,500 square foot food store.
Plans for Queen Street were first mooted in 1994 but legal wrangles over land ownership have held up the scheme.
Neil Dermott, associate director at Cassidy + Ashton, said: “The scheme will provide significant employment opportunities to local residents and help to draw people into the city centre and away from out of town retail parks.
“We have worked closely with Brookhouse Group to devise a scheme that will attract major national operators and provide significant investment to Preston.”
A second planning application for the site is due to be submitted later this year. The first stage of work is expected to be completed by October.
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