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Kier lands £30m Mansfield Connect project


Kier lands £30m Mansfield Connect project

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Kier has landed the first phase of the £30m Mansfield Connect project to design and redevelop the former Beales building in the town.

Mansfield District Council expects work to start on site next January with the scheme finished two years later.

It is anticipated that the art-deco facade of the former Co-op building will be retained, and the remaining parts of the building demolished with a new building created.

More details will be confirmed during the phase one process, and subsequent planning application due to be submitted later this year.

Executive Mayor Andy Abrahams said: “Mansfield Connect is a key regeneration project that will transform the long vacant Beales department store into a multi-use, multi-service community and civic hub.

“Its creation will significantly improve access to a range of public services to support our communities; create new opportunities for enterprise and skills development; provide important new town centre amenities; and, by re-opening long closed frontages, will support greater footfall and high street vibrancy.”

The council purchased the building in December 2021 and it forms a key part of the council’s adopted Town Centre Masterplan complementing several other regeneration projects and developments being progressed across Mansfield.

Written by Grant Prior at Construction Enquirer