Work on the the Market Place Mews development which came to a halt at the end of last year will recommence on Monday (13 August) after J. Murphy and Sons Ltd have been appointed as the contractor for the multi–million-pound retail, leisure and living scheme.
Access from Market Place through to the Waitrose Car Park will be closed from the evening of Friday 17 August and remain closed for the duration of the development with alternative routes clearly shown around the site.
The new development will be named Gardiner Place inspired by Captain Gardiner, who first had the idea that Henley-on-Thames should hold the annual regatta that it is now famous for across the globe. The scheme will provide 23,000 sq. ft. of retail and restaurant opportunity as well as well as a new public square and gardens. It will create a key link between Market Place, which is home to numerous cafés and restaurants, Waitrose and the main town centre car park. The development will be the town’s only fully pedestrianised shopping street and public square.
There will be 14 apartments as well as nine retail units and one restaurant unit.
Ilan Goldman, Director at Catalyst Capital, the developer behind the scheme said: “We are delighted to finally commence work on Gardiner Place and look forward to delivering a vibrant mixed-use scheme that will further strengthen Henley-on-Thames’s aspirational retail and leisure offer as well as luxury living in the heart of the town centre.”
John Murphy, CEO of Murphy, said: “We’re pleased to have been awarded this contract and proud to be constructing this fantastic development for Catalyst Capital. This mixed-use scheme will be a great addition to the community, and we’re looking forward to getting started and using our engineering skills to deliver a really world class development for the people of Henley-on-Thames.”
Lunson Mitchenall and GCW are acting as leasing agents, Savills for residential sales and ColladoCollins are the architects behind the development.