NewRiver‘s £65m Burgess Hill regeneration scheme has taken a significant step forward with the signing of Next and Nando’s. The two new pre-lets take the retail and leisure element of the 465,000-sq ft scheme to 49 per cent pre-let, with a further 10 per cent in solicitors’ hands.
This news came as NewRiver completed the purchase of a site on nearby Leylands Road, a key milestone that enables the relocation of existing occupiers within the current scheme and paves the way for the next phase of preparation works. NewRiver has agreed terms with Lidl and Iceland to surrender and relocate to sites adjacent to the shopping centre, as well as agreeing to relocate the council-owned library to a temporary position while its new home is built. As a result of all this progress, NewRiver hopes to be in a position to begin on site later this year.
As well as the a multiplex Cineworld and a 63-bed Travelodge, NewRiver will also introduce to the town centre development a variety of other shops and restaurants, as well as new homes, rejuvenated public spaces, and a new library for the town.