Lichfield Town Centre, Major Expansion back to case studies

HDD are acting as Development Managers for U+I in the delivery of the Friarsgate scheme in Lichfield.

Planning was granted May 2016.

The long-awaited mixed-use scheme will create a major new destination in the city centre, complementing the existing retail, leisure and residential offering whilst preserving the historical and traditional feel of the city.

A truly mixed-use scheme, Friarsgate is forecast to create the equivalent to 660 full time jobs, and will inject £156m in Gross Value Added (GVA) over the next ten years into the local economy. The leisure offering includes a state of the art multi-screen cinema, a new gym, up to ten new restaurants and approximately 25 shops. It will provide 82 apartments, 11 town houses and a brand new landscaped public area for visitors to enjoy. The development will also enhance transport connectivity within Lichfield, delivering a new bus station for the city near to the railway station, as well as 475 safe and accessible car parking spaces.


  • Up to 25 Retail Units
  • 82 Apartments 11 Town Houses
  • Between 5 - 10 Restaurants New 7 Screen Cinema