Leeds developer Almscliffe-Dhesi Group starts work on two multimillion-pound retail schemes

Yorkshire developer Almscliffe-Dhesi Group has started work on two North East retail schemes which are set to create more than 200 new jobs.

The Leeds-based business has this week seen construction start on a new retail complex on the outskirts of Peterlee, County Durham. ADG is transforming the disused Vauxhall dealership into a new convenience retail cluster, with tenants signed up including Sainsbury’s, Tanning Shop, Cooplands and Dominos, together with CVS Vets and EVC electric vehicle chargers. Only one 1,250 sq ft unit remains available to lease.

The development will hopefully create up to 100 new jobs once it is complete.

Neil Creeney, who owns and runs Almscliffe-Dhesi Group with his business partner Bal Singh, said: “It is tremendous news that work has now started on site. All being well, this high-quality retail development will be completed by August, making shopping much more convenient for local residents. It is clear that many local people would like to see the site developed and that there is definitely a demand for the proposed facilities in the area.”

Meanwhile in Sunderland, demolition work has started to flatten a former police station to make way for a multimillion-pound retail development.

Almscliffe Dhesi Group was last year granted planning permission to demolish the former Farringdon Police Station and build a £10m retail park in its place, with a B&M, Costa Drive-Thru, Greggs, Marie Curie, Westway Vets and a tanning salon, creating over 100 jobs. An improved access to the site will also be created from Durham Lane close to the A690 roundabout.

Director Mr Singh, who also lives in the city, said: “It fills me with great pride to finally see work beginning on the demolition of the site. Once complete, it will add real value to the community, creating over 100 jobs for local people and providing a significant boost to the local economy. It’s amazing to see it finally getting under way and we are hoping that contractors will be on site by April with it hopefully being fully occupational by Spring 2025.”

Original artice – https://business-live.co.uk/all-about/yorkshire-humber

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