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Department store on Hereford's multi-million pound complex on schedule
8:00am Friday 8th March 2013 in News
DEVELOPERS behind Hereford’s multi-million pound retail complex are on course to hand over to the scheme’s landmark department store later this year.
Project manager George Ray says Debenhams will move onto the Old Livestock Market (OLM) in October to begin its six month shopfitting.
The three-storey branch is a linchpin of the £90 million scheme, set to feature a multi-screen Odeon cinema, Waitrose supermarket, Next clothing shop and about 20 further shops and seven restaurants.
Developers say hundreds of new jobs will be created.
Construction work began last month following the demolition of the former cattle market buildings and Garrick House council offices. The whole development is set to be up and running by Easter 2014.
“Progress on site has been great,” said George Ray, project manager with Sir Robert McAlpine.
“It’s an exciting time for the construction team as the development really starts to take shape over the coming months, and Herefordians will begin to see buildings erected in the spring.”
He said the concrete cores of shops and restaurants would become visible in the coming weeks.
After Easter, the steel structures of each building will be visible before half a million bricks are laid in late spring.