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17th February 2016

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

A planning application was submitted in December 2015.

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 600 full time jobs, and will inject £283m 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 500 safe and accessible car parking spaces.