Local Chartered Building Surveying Practice “Linchpin Ltd, have been appointed to project manage the construction of a new £10M Retail Park and Booths Supermarket at Ringtail Retail Park, Burscough.

The 4.2ha (10.38 acre) site, (a former Royal Naval Air Station – HMS Ringtail), is being developed by Bentley Investment Incorporated, and funded by Investec Bank.

The 3,023 sq m (32,540 sq ft) store and associated infrastructure represents Phase One of the development with further retail units, offices and a possible petrol filling station planned as future phases.

Phase One also includes the construction of a new roundabout off the A59 Liverpool South Road.

The proposed Booths supermarket at Ringtail Retail Park

Ian Summersgill, Linchpin’s Managing Director said,

“We are delighted to have been awarded such a prestigious instruction, and look forward to working with Bentley Investment Incorporated, Barnfield Construction and Booths estate management team during the development of the design and construction of this store.”

“HMS Ringtail were based on the site during World War Two, and this is why the name has been given to the Retail Park.”

“Given the sites historic past, the store has been designed to resemble one of the historic aircraft hangers on the site but to a very high and energy efficient standard.
Indeed we are aiming to achieve a BREEAM Excellent standard for the building, together with Secured by Design Accreditation.”

Barnfield Construction Ltd have been appointed to build the store.

Tim Webber, Managing Director & Chairman of the Barnfield Group commented,   

“We’re delighted to have been awarded the contract to build out Phase one of what promises to be a prestigious retail park, and look forward to working with Linchpin again, as we have a history of delivering successful development projects with them throughout the North West Region.”

Graham Booth, Property Director for Booths said,

“We look forward to commencing phase one of developments to bring a vibrant and modern retail destination to Burscough. We will be working closely with the developers to ensure a food store of the highest quality is delivered.”

“Our ethos in designing stores is to complement the architecture and character of the surrounding landscape, and we’re very excited about giving this supermarket the look and feel of an aircraft hanger, which will suit the needs of a supermarket very well indeed.”

The development will employ “rainwater” harvesting and will incorporate best practice guidelines on sustainable drainage. The site will also include an additional area to the north provided as a wetland area for wildlife.

The store is expected to be complete and trading March 2015.

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