Ground about to be broken at new Warwick shopping hub
AFTER years of planning and the recent completion of operational works, building at the development on the corner of Bracker and Homestead Rds is set to begin.
Project manager Nicola Beggs said the first tenant, a child care centre, was to begin construction in March.
"This south-western corner of town was earmarked in town planning surveys as the area where urban expansion would take place," she said.
"This development is designed to service the area, with a convenient shopping hub.
"It's not intended to compete with the CBD shopping area, but when it's finished we'd hope to have a chemist, convenience supermarket, baker, bottle shop and a newsagent to service the growing nearby neighbourhoods and developments."
Already Ms Beggs has had expressions of interest from several of these vendors.
"We've completed works on stage one and the next step is to sell the house on the corner from removal," she said.
"Then we can begin on stage two."
The child care centre will sit on the southern side of the development, with a common area and carpark separating it from a row or retail stores.
"With 123 homes in Cinema Heights, 128 planned for Sovereign Downs, planned expansions in the industrial estate as well as the imminent completion of the new facilities at Churches of Christ Regency Park, this centre is well-situated to become a convenient shopping option for local families," Ms Beggs said.