The retail area will include a new convenience food store on the ground floor of Block O, which is located in a prominent position next to the Village Square. There will also be a range of new shops and replacement units for the existing businesses on the Estate. The phasing of the development will allow for retail business continuity, with retailers able to remain in existing units until new spaces are available.
A replacement office will also be provided for the council’s housing team, on the first floor of Block O. These facilities will be provided within the first phase of the regeneration, to be open and accessible to estate residents early in the re-development.
Additional office accommodation within Block O will be set aside as affordable workspace for small businesses and the voluntary sector and potentially other organisations offering services to the community.