Work begins on Leicestershire retail project

Work has started on a development in Leicestershire which will provide commercial space for a national organisation.

Presented by VentURe Properties, the first phase of the project involves the creation of over 12,000 square feet of office and workshop space on Churchill Way in Fleckney.

The second phase of development has detailed planning consent for over 40,000 square feet of retail space.

Matt Moore, Founder of VentURe Properties, said: “VentURe aims to develop retail and residential space throughout the Midlands region.

“Our Fleckney development represents a significant investment by ourselves and our occupants and we are delighted to be working with Wilten Construction on delivering a development that will benefit the Leicestershire and Harborough district.”

Matt Fry, director of Wilten Construction, added: “This is another fantastic groundbreaking ceremony for us and we had a great day welcoming the project team on site.

“We have worked hard to develop the program to meet the budgetary and programmatic expectations of clients and to see this project take shape on site is a proud achievement.

“We look forward to demonstrating our top-notch service as this project progresses and to strengthening our relationships with everyone involved to create continued reciprocal partnerships.”

The land was purchased on the market by Loughborough-based land and property development consultancy Mather Jamie.

Director Alex Reid said: “This site presented an exciting opportunity for a potential buyer looking to invest in ideally located development land with planning approval for a range of uses.

“It has been great to play our part in bringing an exciting and much needed new development to the area.”