THREE out of four units have been snapped up just days after a new retail facility opened its doors at Quorum Business Park in Newcastle.
Greggs were first out of the blocks, with the first unit already open and trading. Tesco Express and Eat @ Quorum, an independent deli sandwich and coffee shop, are due to start fitting out their units.
The final unit is a 2,400sq ft restaurant, currently available to rent through agents @Retail.
Development work began on the 10,000 sq ft retail scheme in February and has been carried out by Northumberland Estates, the property development and investment company representing the business interests of the Duke of Northumberland.
The units were constructed by Esh Group, the main contractor on the project.
Situated at the entrance to the one million sq ft business park, the new retail scheme will complement the existing mix of facilities.
It sits alongside the Kids First Nursery and has been aptly named Duke’s Walk, to celebrate the involvement of Northumberland Estates.
Quorum Business Park development director Fergus Trim said: “We’ve got some pretty big companies here, including Tesco Bank and Balfour Beatty, who have invested in Quorum and created thousands of jobs.
“We’re up to 4,000 people on site and we’re only half full. More than 2,500 people arrived last year so we can safely say we’re the fastest growing business location in the greater Newcastle area.
“We’ve been very active the past three years, investing in public transport and on-site amenities.