The large new Snowhill commercial development project for Kier Property Developments consists of ten units across a six-acre site, situated adjacent to the Paragon Business Park.
With extensive landscaping and car parking for 250 vehicles, the site presents shopping convenience to thousands of local customers.The retail park forms the first phase of the wider Snowhill development, with up to 1,200 homes and over 57,000m2 of employment spaces planned on the site, including leisure and community facilities, creating a new hub in Wakefield.
The Henry Boot site team did a fantastic job, not only in delivering a high quality project but also finishing five weeks ahead of programme. Throughout the whole project the team were proactive in trying to help resolve any problems and sometimes went beyond their contractual duties to assist in the delivery. A really good team to work with who I hope we’ll get to work with again in the future.
Jonathan Coffey, Project Manager, Kier Property Developments Ltd
New retail units
The new retail park consists of eight units, plus a further two ‘drive-thru’ units. Some of the retail occupiers include Aldi, Iceland, Poundworld, Barnardo’s, Greggs and Costa, along with restaurant chains McDonalds and Subway. Following this, significant S278 works were completed, including the creation of a new major roundabout on the A650.
Investing in the next generation
The project team placed real emphasis on encouraging work experience students and participants from training provider Groundworks to visit the site, with the aim of attracting more local training and employment in the industry. Local schools also visited the site to give students studying construction experience of a live site environment.
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