Three national retailers are preparing to open outlets on a new business park south of Lincoln.
Howdens, Screwfix and Brewers will be opening trade counters at Discovery Park off Whisby Road in August and September, completing six years of development at the site.
The final four units were finished this summer and the new occupants are now in the process of completing their internal fit outs.
Previous work at Discovery Park has included a new home for Lincoln Precision Engineering and 15 small industrial units for North Kesteven District Council.
Screwfix, which sells trade tools, accessories, and hardware products, is due to open on August 23rd.
Paul Dennington, Brewers’ Head of Property & Store Development, said: “We are delighted to be opening in Lincoln. The brand-new Brewers Decorator Centre will be the ultimate destination for the finest brands in paint, wallpaper, fabrics, woodcare and sundries.”
Meanwhile a spokesperson for Howdens added: “We have been looking for the right premises in this part of Lincoln for some time and this new depot will enable us to grow our local business. We are very pleased to be opening at Discovery Park as part of our on-going expansion programme.”
The seven-acre Discovery Park site has created 60,000 sq ft of employment space and generated opportunities for around 100 jobs. The development was brought forward by local company Lindum Group, which owns the land, in conjunction with property agents Banks Long and Co.
Harry Collins of Banks Long & Co said: “Howdens and Screwfix already have successful branches elsewhere in Lincoln.
“These new outlets will complement and serve the southwest of the city. Brewers were keen to sit alongside them and there is space for one final tenant to benefit from such a prime trading opportunity.”
Lindum Development Manager Mitul Shah said it was great to see the development coming to completion. “I’m delighted that all but one of the units are taken and it’s good that established national retailers have confidence in the value of this site.
“Not long ago, Discovery Park was a disused brownfield site and now it’s a bustling hub of business activity, creativity and job creation, which is a fantastic sign for the wider economy, too.”
The final unit of 3,500 sq ft is available to lease following completion of the works. Contact Banks Long and Co or Lindum directly on 01522 852442