Hereford & Worcester

Hereford Old Market shopping centre opening delayed

Artist's impression of site Image copyright STANHOPE
Image caption The revamp of the old market site includes 600 car parking spaces

The first stores in a new £90m shopping centre will open in Hereford next month, three weeks later than planned.

Developer Stanhope said the delay at Old Market was due to "exceptional weather" earlier in the year and the subsequent impact on building works.

Waitrose, Debenhams and TK Maxx will now open on 9 May, with other retailers and restaurants to follow.

Stanhope added the centre would deliver 18 big-name retail brands, eight restaurants and a six-screen cinema.

It said Old Market was 93% let and under offer.

Retail landlord British Land, which has funded the centre, will manage the scheme from the opening of the first stores, Stanhope added.

The revamp of the old market site also includes a car park for 600 vehicles and new public squares.

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