Iceland’s Food Warehouse model is set to open at Hyndburn Retail Park in October 2018, after cementing an agreement with Peel Retail Parks and getting the green light from Hyndburn Borough Council.
The frozen food specialist is set to open within a 14,000 sq ft unit, with refurbishment work due to commence this month. Food Warehouse is part of a new Iceland concept which offers a wide range of frozen, chilled, fresh, branded groceries and special household products.
Additionally, Peel have secured a letting to Costa Coffee, who are set to open a drive-through café at the popular Hyndburn retail park, after agreeing a deal on a 1,800 sq ft unit opposite the existing Aldi store. The store is set to open in October 2018.
Mark Whittaker, Group Property Director at Peel Land and Property, which owns and manages Hyndburn Retail Park, said: “The addition of Food Warehouse and the Costa Coffee drive-through, combined with an already strong line up including Aldi, B&M and Smyths, is set to further increase footfall to the retail park, driving repeat visits from our growing audience of convenience shoppers.
“Hyndburn Retail Park is a rapidly evolving retail scheme, strategically located mid-way along the M65 corridor with a local catchment of almost 800,000 shoppers. We expect both Food Warehouse and Costa to trade exceptionally well and look forward to the store opening later this year.”
Richard Walker, Food Warehouse Managing Director, who already operate stores at a number of other Peel owned Retail Parks, said: “The Peel Retail Parks provide ideal locations for our stores and we’re confident the new Hyndburn store will be hugely popular with shoppers in this area. Once we’re up and running, it will create up to 30 new jobs.”