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Connah’s Quay retail project on track for autumn finish

THE team behind a £15m retail development to breath fresh life into Flintshire’s biggest town say it is in good hands.

And project leaders believe the Deeside District Centre at Ffordd Llanarth, Connah’s Quay could be completed by the autumn – earlier than expected.

St Modwen Developments recently met councillors in a bid to iron out problems after residents complained about disruption to their water supply and increased traffic problems created by temporary lights near the site.

The long-awaited development, designed by award-winning chartered architects Brownhill Hayward Brown, will comprise a 48,000sq ft Morrisons superstore and a further 13 retail units.

Connah’s Quay MOT Testing Centre and Deeside Fish and Chip Shop have already signed up to be part of the new centre, which could create about 200 jobs when open for business.

Project manager Jeff Boothroyd, of builder Morgan Ashurst, said: “Brownhill Hayward Brown has an excellent reputation not only for good design, but for managing all elements of the planning and design process extremely efficiently.

“We are delighted to be working with them and particularly appreciate their support on site.”

Andrew Hayward, senior partner at BHB, said: “The scheme will bring a new lease of life to this important area of North Wales.

“It is always satisfying to be involved in such positive regeneration projects.”

Construction work began in December, and it is now hoped the project will be finished ahead of schedule.

The development will have 325 car park spaces, improved pedestrian links and a bus pick-up point.

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