Residents of a 3,300-home development were treated to a VIP tour of a new shopping village that will be on their doorstep.
Regional contractor Stepnell offered the Great Western Park Residents’ Association (GWPRA) the chance to see first-hand the new £5.25m residential shopping centre that will be completed next summer.
The tour of the district centre included a viewing of the new ASDA superstore under construction, and two three-storey apartment schemes that will provide 20 new homes with shopping and commercial units on the ground floor.
Stepnell is also building a single-storey, two-unit retail space as part of Great Western Park’s new community hub.
Andy Brain, Stepnell senior site manager, said: “It was a great pleasure to meet local residents, answer their questions about the construction of this fantastic new ‘village’ development and give them a VIP tour of the project.
“The scheme is really starting to take shape now and we’re delighted with the progress we’ve been able to make. It won’t be too long before we’ll be able to give local residents a sneak preview of the building interiors.”
The GWPRA committee said: “It was good for our residents to be able to get a sense of how it will look and the types of shops and services we will have on our doorstep.”
With an expected finish in 2022, Great Western Park will provide a primary and secondary school, a university technical college, a pub, community centre, sports pitches and a children’s day nursery.