Property developer Godwin Developments has secured two new leases at its drive-thru retail development in Stoke-on-Trent.
The firm has agreed deals with bakery chain Greggs and electric vehicle charging company The EV Network for the site, off the A50 on Baths Road in Longton.
BusinessLive reported in September how Costa Coffee signed up for a unit at site – which is close to other big name retailers including Teso and McDonald’s.
And the two new leases mean the development will be fully let once construction has finished at the end of the year.
Greggs will occupy the second unit at the site – which will boast indoor and outdoor seating – while The EV Network will provide six charging bays, adding to the other 35 car parking spaces.
Ketan Patel, senior development manager at Godwin Developments, said: “We’re delighted to have reached an agreement with national bakery giant Greggs at our roadside retail scheme in Stoke-on-Trent.
“The new store will provide a quick and convenient food-to-go offering to the 60,000-plus vehicles passing the site daily as well as the approximately 55,000 residents living within a 10-minute drive of the new outlet. Securing a popular operator like Greggs is a welcome addition to our scheme and will bring further custom to the site from the A50 and the Longton area.”
Ketan added: “We recognise the importance of making quick and rapid EV charging points available at the site. These will provide additional facilities to consumers as well as ensure the scheme’s longevity and sustainability.”
Francesca Michie, regional property manager from Greggs, said: “We are delighted to be growing our presence in Stoke-on-Trent. We are looking forward to opening the store and envisage this will be very popular amongst local residents as well as commuters on the A50. We would like to thank the team at Godwin Developments for their highly professional and flexible approach in helping us create the unit that best fits our requirements.”
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Matthew Guest, acquisition manager at The EV Network, added: “The development represents a fantastic opportunity to bring ultra-fast, 300kW EV charging hardware to Stoke-on-Trent, enabling all electric vehicles to be charged in the shortest possible time.
“We are delighted to have worked with Godwin on this scheme and look forward to seeing the scheme in operation.”
Stuart Pratt, director and co-founder at Godwin Developments, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Greggs again, providing the nation’s favourite bakery chain with an opportunity to grow its market share and customer reach at this prominent high traffic location in Stoke-on-Trent.
“It is also fantastic to be partnering with the EV Network for this development who have been excellent throughout.”