Businesses submit plans for former B&Q store

By Gareth Dennison | 12/10/2016 0 comments

Businesses submit plans for former B&Q store

A FITNESS club and car showroom are among potential uses for Rotherham’s vacant former B&Q store, planning papers have revealed.

Surplus Property Solutions has applied for permission for the 4,813sq metre building near Parkgate Shopping to be available for several uses.

Estate agents Savills UK said the move would make the site more attractive to developers, who would be able to start work more quickly.

A spokesman added: “It will provide the necessary flexibility to meet the requirements of a range of operators to assist in bringing vacant floorspace back in to productive economic use at the earliest

opportunity.”

A health and fitness club and car showroom were named as possible uses for the site, which has been empty since June. It could also continue as general retail.

Savills UK said discussions were under way with prospective commercial tenants and development of the site would create up to 43 jobs.

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