DEMOLITION has started in Stafford to pave the way for the £70million Riverside shopping complex.
The development, due to open in 2016, will consist of 18 shops including a Debenhams, a Marks and Spencer and a six screen cinema, expected to be located on the site of the old Chicago Rock building.
Stafford Borough Council made a £750,000 contribution to the multi-million pound development
A spokesman for Property investor LXB , who are responsible for the development, said they were hoping to hold a public exhibition to show off their plans in the coming weeks.
“We are still in discussions with potential clients over the retail spaces available,” he said. “We are very, very close to concluding further lettings which we will announce in due course.
“The project is gathering momentum. It’s one of the few major retail developments in the country at all right now, so we are quite excited about it and we’re very pleased with the way things are going.
“We’re hopeful that we will have some more good news to share with the people of Stafford very soon.”